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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Under the Deep

Ever since Saving Private Ryan and its Normandy invasion sequence, I've had this interest in viewing things from within the water, sort of looking up. So if I go to the beach, I'll go into the water and get to the point where maybe 2/3rds of my body is submerged, and then I'll sort of duck down a little so that my head is peaking up and I'll look at things. I don't know why, but it's really a cool thing. It sort of looks like you're being surrounded by water (and actually you are!).

Anyway, I found this artist who takes photographs from exactly this vantage point in the water. She stole my idea! Her name is Asako Narahashi and I will be suing her very shortly. Here is some of her (my) work...