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Christian Vizl Travel & wildlife photographer

As a poet uses words to create poetry, a photographer uses light to create images.

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Ever since I was a kid, as far back as I can remember I was attracted to the sea. I dreamt about what lay beneath the waves, and what it would look like if suddenly all the water vanished, leaving all the animals and living creatures in stasis. In this way, I could walk inside the ocean and see them all, suspended for a moment in time and space.

About the photographer

Ever since I was a kid, as far back as I can remember I was attracted to the sea. I dreamt about what lay beneath the waves, and what it would look like if suddenly all the water vanished, leaving all the animals and living creatures in stasis. In this way, I could walk inside the ocean and see them all, suspended for a moment in time and space. I believe my images are the realization of that childhood dream. Photography is all about light—one of the key aspects when it comes to creating appealing, inspiring and touching images. I have always loved black-and-white and the unique quality it has in conveying great depth of feelings and emotions. Beyond technical issues, what is most important to me is how to apply and manipulate the light that is available in order to create images with dramatic effect, carrying depths of emotion and using contrast and tonalities as means to emphasize form and structure of the scenery in the photographic art. I focus on the emotional impact of the final shot that will connect on a deeper level with the people that study these photographs. Just as a poet uses words to create poetry, a photographer uses light to create images. So when I am underwater taking pictures, one of my goals is to create poetic imagery through the use of light. But behind all this, there is the love and passion of the photographer and his ability to communicate it through the lens. My earliest and still one of my strongest sources of inspiration is Ernie Brooks. I can clearly see in each one of his images all the love he has for life, nature and beauty in general, and his love for the ocean in particular. I try to capture sublime moments of the marine environment, the essence of being there, in the experience and in the presence of that particular animal, capturing its splendor and soul. It is sheer beauty and poetry with images that inspire, make us vibrate through the beauty in every corner of the ocean, an epic sight that make us dream of a better world, where we value and care for all expressions of life

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Christian Vizl Photographer - Blancpain Ocean Commitment
Christian Vizl Photographer - Blancpain Ocean Commitment
Christian Vizl Photographer - Blancpain Ocean Commitment
Christian Vizl Photographer - Blancpain Ocean Commitment
Christian Vizl Photographer - Blancpain Ocean Commitment
Christian Vizl Photographer - Blancpain Ocean Commitment
Christian Vizl Photographer - Blancpain Ocean Commitment
Christian Vizl Photographer - Blancpain Ocean Commitment
Christian Vizl Photographer - Blancpain Ocean Commitment
Christian Vizl Photographer - Blancpain Ocean Commitment
Christian Vizl Photographer - Blancpain Ocean Commitment
Christian Vizl Photographer - Blancpain Ocean Commitment
This portfolio is featured in Edition Fifty Fathoms 2018 Book.

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