What remains of those dramatic moments? When a ship falls prey to a storm and smashes into a reef.
Flames, destruction, screams, waves crashing mercilessly over the broken lives of people.

Then silence. Carcasses and fragments scattered on the seabed

I am a big fan of diving and photographing wrecks. In my opinion represent the place of life’s revenge on the death and destruction that caused the wreck itself.

The seabed becomes bleak, especially if the wreck is in the depths. But upon closer observation, it is not like that at all. It bursts with new life.









Is a wreck an extreme place, a natural place?

In a sense both definitions fit in my opinion: extreme in that it is the outcome of a catastrophic event and also often because of the depth and difficulty of the dive. In fact, a dive on a wreck and within it is fraught with perils, even life-threatening ones. Just think of being trapped by a net that has become stranded on it, a broken fishing line. Or more simply of getting trapped while exploring its interior.

Still, it can be defined as a natural place in the sense of life quickly retaking the carcass, transforming it into a set of new burrows where fish feel safe, into a new base of coral growth, a new place where fish aggregate by restoring the food chain.

Is there a better place for shooting? Glimpses, fish, sponges, corals. All renewed and abundant.

On a wreck anything is possible, it depends a lot on why you are diving for and want to shoot.

In this project for example, I used ambient light at sunset, so that I could have dramatic scenes (in keeping with the event if you will).

Project done in apnea, relatively shallow depth. The best choice given the difficulties of entering the water in the stretch of coastline.