Conceptual underwater fashion photographer Gisele Lubsen gives us a wonderful glimpse into what an underwater world would look like (if it were populated by beautiful archetypes in lovely clothes, that is). Incorporating elements of fairy tale, Greek mythology, and classic paintings, Lubsen has invented an entire lush world beneath the waves. And you know how I always wanted to be a mermaid…
Here’s a much more high-brow analysis of her work than I could ever produce:
“Specializing in conceptual underwater photography, Gisèle has produced riveting iconic images that illustrate the ambiguous zone between life and death. By deconstructing this theme underwater, Gisèle is able to humanize her subject, creating an alternate reality within the light and dark, surreal world of the aquatic environment. While considering the subject out of the usual context, the viewer is able to experience human performance, vulnerability and power along with the fluidity and preciousness of time, becoming truly aware of memento mori.”
All images property of Gisele Lubsen/G.A.L. Photography.