„Surf photography’s been around forever. I wanted something different.“ Mit dieser Aussage behält Mark Tripple wohl recht – Fotografen die Surfer und Co ablichten gibt es zu genüge. Aus diesem Grund hat sich Mark Tripple etwas Besonderes ausgedacht: „The Underwater Project“.
Grip the sand, they remind themselves. Go low, stay low.
Their faces contort, their muscles tighten in reaction to the struggle for power with the ocean. They surface when the surge has passed. Then breathe.
They are unaware that a camera has captured it all; from straining arms clawing at sand to eyes squeezed shut against the bite of salt. Mark Tipple holds his camera steady in the melting foam, and makes his way to shore.
„Surf photography’s been around forever. I wanted something different.“