These Underwater Portraits Show Women Dunked in Dyed Water

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Oct 26, 2015
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These beautiful underwater portraits show half-submerged women bathing in strikingly dyed water.

The underwater portrait series is full of fascinating imagery. The women are not passive, quietly drowning figures, as they so often are in typical underwater portraits. Instead, they have active, compelling expressions. They are in turn peaceful or provocative, staring intensely at the viewer and sometimes calling out silently. The underwater portraits are staged in various states of submersion. They use a full and rich color palette, with different dyes coloring the water, a range of shades of pink and red lipstick and even makeup effects tinting the models' faces.

The underwater portraits are the work of Marc Lamey, an award-winning fashion and portraiture photographer based in Paris, France.