The Amazing Grace of Underwater Portraits
Photographer Henrik Sorensen slips into pools with fully clothed dancers, soccer players, skateboarders and others to make portraits of people in a kind of suspended animation. Buoyancy allows for gravity-defying poses, while the water’s resistance, seen as ripples and bubbles, renders movement itself visible. To limit excess bubbles that might spoil a scene, Sorensen doesn’t use a diving tank but instead holds his breath, like his subjects.
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The Amazing Grace of Underwater Portraits

Photographer Henrik Sorensen slips into pools with fully clothed dancers, soccer players, skateboarders and others to make portraits of people in a kind of suspended animation. Buoyancy allows for gravity-defying poses, while the water’s resistance, seen as ripples and bubbles, renders movement itself visible. To limit excess bubbles that might spoil a scene, Sorensen doesn’t use a diving tank but instead holds his breath, like his subjects.

Continue reading and see more photos at Smithsonian.com

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