Friday, December 01, 2006

Philippe Ramette - Underwater Photography Series

Having posted about french artist Philippe Ramette several months ago, I thought I would have a look around for some more of this inspirational artists work. I found this series 'Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins' released this year that continues to demonstrate his incredable talent for creating shocking, beautiful and extemely clever visual irony. He has a skill for setting up very stark and graphic senarios that reveal the suprising in what appear apparently ordinary situations. The characters appear at ease despite the unnerving reality behind the scene, such as sitting on the seabed while reading a newspaper, taking a stroll, but across the open water of a bay.

More images from the series can be seen here...