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May 28, 2006 12:58 PM   Subscribe

Sous La Mer. Underwater nudes by Alberich Mathews. Webs of light. [via]
posted by nickyskye (18 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

My niece is one of his models. I feel a little awkward scrutinizing these to figure out which pictures she's in.
posted by StickyCarpet at 1:07 PM on May 28, 2006

Wow. Just wow. Those are some incredibly gorgeous photos. The work seems very Pre-Raphaelite and does a wonderful job of seperating the subjects from mundane constraints such as time and gravity.

Remind me to lash myself to a ships mast when the sirens are at play...
posted by afflatus at 1:08 PM on May 28, 2006

Beautiful. Thanks.
posted by goo at 1:25 PM on May 28, 2006

Isn't it nice to forget about gravity for a little while?

These are well-composed photographs, not just novel snapshots. *applause*
posted by sidereal at 2:28 PM on May 28, 2006

Freefall porn is the future.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 3:26 PM on May 28, 2006

Beautiful photos. Thank you. I've always loved Daniel Chester French's Andromeda and this photo is equally lovely.
posted by bim at 3:31 PM on May 28, 2006

posted by eyeballkid at 3:39 PM on May 28, 2006

Especially love the title of this one. (NB: For those who are really taken by Mathews's work, note the generous offer on his flickr bio page.)
posted by rob511 at 3:47 PM on May 28, 2006

Good post but I really really don't care for the columns and website design. Photos are
good attempts, but I think the true masters of underwater nudes and models are
and Zena Holloway.
posted by ig at 4:01 PM on May 28, 2006

Graceful, haunting, images. Great post. And thanks for the other links, ig. These are wonderful!
posted by annieb at 6:24 PM on May 28, 2006

A few stunning photos, but then he breaks out angel's wings and turtles. And check those titles! Perfect for the unicorn crowd.
posted by cccorlew at 6:42 PM on May 28, 2006

I've downloaded honest-to-God underwater porn with no artistic pretensions. None of it was what I'd call hot (although a few bits were impressive for totally non-sexual reasons).
posted by Ryvar at 7:02 PM on May 28, 2006

Alas, just one token male.
posted by longdaysjourney at 7:20 PM on May 28, 2006

Ig...thanks for those links. I was frantically trying to remember Schatz's name, and I'd never seen Holloway's work before.
posted by Ian A.T. at 6:06 AM on May 29, 2006

...but then he breaks out angel's wings and turtles.

Yeah, a few are definitely 'great technique, shame about the artist'.

And check those titles! Perfect for the unicorn crowd.

I was having to consciously avoid looking at the titles for fear that they'd ruin the good photographs for me.

And I swear I've seen these on MetaFilter before - not a post, a comment maybe?
posted by jack_mo at 6:34 AM on May 29, 2006

This spinto soprano just finished a run singing the part of the Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music

That's my favourite bit of the whole thing .

I was reading a great book today:
" The DIXONS book of how to Photograph Women. "
posted by sgt.serenity at 9:39 AM on May 29, 2006

Beautiful stuff. I was worried that "underwater nudes" would be really cheesy, but these are simple and lovely.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:37 AM on May 29, 2006

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