18 Hypnotizing Underwater Photos That Look More Like Dramatic Baroque Paintings Than Actual Photographs

Underwater photography is indeed a unique art that shows the beauty and the hypnotizing play of water taking the viewer to other dimensions.

Being a pioneer in underwater photography, Hawaiian photographer Christy Lee Rogers has taken this art to whole another level that makes her so rare among other underwater photographers. Her unique style and technique give the photos a dramatic sense of the 17th century that makes her art one of a kind.

Working with the perfect lighting between the surface and deep water layers, the intertwined characters form sceneries resembling Baroque paintings. Growing up surrounded by water on the island of Oahu, Christy’s love for it grew deeper and deeper over years and it definitely shows in her photos, especially in this latest project “Muses”.

The artist says: “I was first drawn to these natural dichotomies in the water of freedom, weightlessness, space, and serenity and then on the other side – an inability to breath, vulnerability, pressure, and chaos; so it’s a powerful tool to express these same manifestations in life and especially in mankind.”

Christy finds inspiration in music, poetry, and movies and renowned artists as different as Michelangelo, Fellini, and contemporary figures like Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, and Muse. Her sources of inspiration are as diverse, chaotic, mad, and wild as her art itself.

So we suggest that you scroll down now to see the photos that are sure to take your breath away.

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