A Surreal Underwater Photoshoot in Bali
June 3, 2014 4:27 PM   Subscribe

Those are beautiful, thanks! The logistics are terrifying.
posted by janell at 5:30 PM on June 3, 2014 [3 favorites]

Okay, I thought that post about the model in the zero-gravity airplane was really complicated, but if you're a model willing to be tied to something underwater to get a shot, you're modeling at another level entirely.
posted by xingcat at 5:50 PM on June 3, 2014 [5 favorites]

the models are apparently also freedivers. Although this is the kind of thing Tyra would have her wannabe minions do on America's Next Top Modei ( this is much better, and clearly so much more thought out).

Really beautiful.
posted by sweetkid at 6:17 PM on June 3, 2014

I found the video much more beautiful then the end result photos for some reason.
posted by garlic at 6:46 PM on June 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

I dove that site, it's the USAT Liberty off of Tulamben in Bali. The wreck goes down to 100', so the logistics of pulling those shots off must have been a complicated, multi-day affair. Sometimes I'd question stuff like this but it all looks really beautiful.
posted by jsavimbi at 7:26 PM on June 3, 2014

Am I seeing that right in the video that they tied her feet to the reef? Fuck me, but there's no wage high enough to be worth that for me.
posted by Dip Flash at 9:37 PM on June 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

All that effort (amazing human endeavour! awesome!) for an end result so airbrushed it looks like M:TG card art?
posted by Omission at 12:02 AM on June 4, 2014 [2 favorites]

the lengths people will go to to sell some shit are truely astounding...
posted by mary8nne at 4:26 AM on June 4, 2014

I think the photos would have been cooler left a bit less touched up, but still - pretty awesome project.
posted by Lutoslawski at 11:40 AM on June 4, 2014

That´s beautiful. really good job.
posted by scubacrowd at 9:19 AM on June 26, 2014

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