AN­GEL OF THE DEEP

Scuba Diver Australasia - - Uwphotography - By Alessan­dro Grasso

The bronze statue of “Madonna del Mare”, cre­ated by Mar­i­anne Has­tianatte, was set­tled here in 1997 in mem­ory of Zoagli’s sea­far­ing cap­tains, who ex­plored the At­lantic, Pa­cific and In­dian Oceans. I vis­ited her at night where she stands, 160 cen­time­tres tall, un­der nine me­tres of wa­ter. I wanted to cap­ture an im­age that could be read two pos­si­ble ways: one, a beau­ti­ful aes­thetic im­age of the fig­ure in space, or al­ter­na­tively as a sacral rep­re­sen­ta­tion of paradise.

EQUIP­MENT

CANON EOS-5D Mark III, Sigma 15mm fish­eye lens, 2x Sea&Sea YS-D2 strobes, Isotta housing

SET­TINGS f/16, 1/160s, ISO160

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