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'Underwater Suicide' is a Graphic Depiction of Death

By: Allison Love - Published: Aug 31, 2010   Updated: Jul 19 2011 • References: behance.net and behance.net
'Underwater Suicide' by Michael Howard is a graphic depiction of underwater self-harm. Although its images deal with a serious matter, 'Underwater Suicide' offers a beautiful representation of the possibilities of underwater photography.

The photos showcase a number of suicide possibilities, which makes it interesting to flip through the entire series. 'Underwater Suicide' is strangely surreal; contrasting the death with the brilliant blue of the water is a very creative idea.

Implications - Looking through the images in 'Underwater Suicide' is like taking a portal into a fantasy world that that combines serenity and morbidness. The images are alluring, artistic, and stylish. The subjects display a calm, cool, and collected aura, but do so with the viewer knowing that this is based on a graphic form of self-harm. Check out the gallery and see how the contrast effects you.