It was there, standing on the bottom of the sea… of the Dalmatian Coast, …. I became obsessed with taking my personal style of photography to the underwater world and making it a reality.
Resource Magazine Q&A
Resource: Somewhere along the way, you apparently became interested in underwater photography… Can you tell me how that happened?
Michael David Adams: I’ve always had a love and respect for water, everything about it, from gorgeous and exotic beaches, to the smell of rain, and of course the allure of the sea. Growing up, I studied Martial Arts for 10 years, and then when I read a quote from Bruce Lee, it gave profound reinforcement to my fascination.. “be like water”, he said, because water always knows what to do, and where to go. It adapts and survives everything, it gives life, yet it also can take it away.
On my Honeymoon in Croatia in 2010, my wife’s friend from her youth, who is a scuba instructor and underwater nature and wildlife photographer, introduced me to underwater photography. She took us to an ancient shipwreck off the coast of the Omis, Croatia where my wife, Viktorija, grew up. The depth was only around 10 feet or so, so we could easily hold our breath and get to the bottom with the help of a weight belt. The surface of the water that day was very choppy, yet when you got underwater it was quite calm and serene. It was there, standing on the bottom of the sea in the crystal clear waters of the Dalmatian Coast, a place where the human body is not supposed to be, with schools of fish swimming around me that I became obsessed with taking my personal style of photography to the underwater world and making it a reality.
Photographing for intentional results underwater can be very challenging, but the imagery you can achieve is unmistakable and well executed underwater fashion photography is beyond inspiring to say the least.
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