July 25, 2012

Beautifully Mysterious Underwater World

Russian photographer Elena Kalis brings to life all kinds of magical stories, from her creative fantasy worlds to her darker, more serious work. It’s no mystery that the Bahamas-based artist is inspired by the ocean. She says “It’s vast and multifaceted. One day it is bright, sunny and fun. Yet there is another side which is darkness, unconsciousness, death. I can never get tired from it and it is my main daily dose of inspiration.”

In this collection, each image features the curiosities of a young boy or girl, simply exploring the world from a new perspective. Using the already natural and gorgeous backdrop of the Bahamas, Kalis brings to the surface a world of imagination, surrounded by rainbows of vivid colors and sparkling sunshine.

Kalis has incredible talents for working underwater. Her compositions are stunning and her young subjects (sometimes her daughter) are perfect for the stories that she tells. When asked about the challenges of working below the surface, Kalis said, “Nothing works the same way as in the ground. It’s like you are in another dimension. But this is why it is so interesting…”

Elena Kalis’s website

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