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Mark Tipple
Mark Tipple
Mark Tipple | Glass Slide | 2012

Australian photographer Mark Tipple uses an underwater camera to capture the ocean from another perspective, the battle between man and the power of waves in Australia. It is where gravity does not pull down, and the sky is replaced by the water surface.

„Their faces contort, their muscles tighten in reaction to the struggle for power with the ocean. They surface when the surge has passed. Then breathe. They are unaware that a camera has captured it all; from straining arms clawing at sand to eyes squeezed shut against the bite of salt.” – Mark Tipple

His book, called the ‘Underwater Project’ , shows surfers, bodyboarders and swimmers diving below the surf to avoid being pounded.