Monday, May 20, 2013

Underwater Photography by Alix Malka

Underwater photography is actually not a new concept in the world of photography. William Thompson in 1856, based on the record, takes the first underwater photos using a camera mounted on a pole. In subsequent periods many names popping successfully introduced this kind of concept, from Louis Boutan, John Ernest Williamson, until Bruce Mozert, which emerged in the 1930s. Underwater photography can be done with a variety of purposes, such as science or conceptual, including fashion photography which began to enter the underwater world. 

Alix Malka, certainly is one of the few fashion photographers who should be at the forefront of ever doing underwater shots. Born in the south of France and got his fine art degree in Aix en Provence, Malka moved to New York in 2002 and started his fashion and beauty photography career in earnest. It was worth putting his work after a series of photographs "Fairy Tales Come Alive" by Zena Holloway. Some of the photos you see here have also been published in a Japanese magazine, Numero Tokyo. 
Seeing all of his final touch, let's go back to its roots: exposure to the beauty of the dresses used looks well executed. This is an advantage of the underwater shot, where the overall flow always seems more dramatic. The water naturally move existing elements in a more slow and smooth better than the wind. Flat expression of the model with closed eyes is very safely take, this would make our first focus will be on the dress, rather than the model's gaze. Firmness of body gestures, checked! Obviously this is the result of collaboration between the models with Malka who managed to capture the best moments.

His perfectionism took him to the top. He has quickly become involved with prestigious magazines such as Num√©ro, Harper’s Bazaar, Flair and numerous international editions of Vogue. His first exhibition was “In Fashion Photo / Art Basel 2009” followed by an exhibition in a Soho Gallery in New York 2010. Today he is one of the most in demand photographers by the international magazines, who draws inspiration from the like of Pedro Almodovar and John Water, and designers like Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.  

1 comment:

  1. Underwater photography can be incredibly rewarding, but it does come with its challenges. Once you understand the properties of light underwater, how to work with your camera, and the general approaches to composition, you will begin to create great underwater images.