It is hard not to appreciate the art form of underwater photography; case in point, the portfolio of Gabriele Viertel. She brings a dark and dramatic aesthetic to the otherwise otherworldly theme, which brings to mind to time of magic and sorcery. In a way, Gabriele Viertel has to be a wizard behind her lens considering how much of a challenge it was to capture such images.
To make Gabriele Viertel's work even more impressive, she is a self-taught photographer. Hailing from Germany, Gabriele Viertel has been working on her craft since 2011, specializing in underwater photography. Design Taxi reports that "the photographer’s work is currently being exhibited at the Heist Gallery in London, as part of a group show titled “The Road to Elysium”, from now until 12 January 2015."