Over/Under by Matty Smith Captures a Dichotomic Water World

By: Meghan Young - Jun 12, 2015
References: mattysmithphoto & hypebeast
It's undeniable that underwater images are captivating for the sole fact that they capture a world less explored than space; yet Matty Smith has managed to put a different spin on this frequented subject matter. The Australian photographer focuses on sea creatures who have a bit of a Little Mermaid complex. Traveling up to the world above, Matty Smith manages to shoot them while both in and out of the water.

Appropriately dubbed Over/Under, Matty Smith's photo series captures everything from jellyfish and alligators to sharks and oceanic plant life. Hypebeast reports, "As a passionate ocean, wildlife and landscape photographer, Smith embarked on numerous snorkeling expeditions to scout the locations for the series, and used a strobe light to illuminate the bottom half of his photos to highlight both underwater and over-water settings."