This unique underwater photo series captures surreal and ethereal images under the ocean's surface using a modified desktop scanner as a camera. The alluring and unique underwater photo series was captured by photographer Nathaniel Stern who decided to create his own modified photography equipment with the help of desktop scanners, battery packs and other computer components instead of using typical professional underwater cameras. And the results are dreamy.
In the ‘Rippling Images’ series, we see what life looks like underwater in a completely different way thanks to Stern's creative creation. The images may be a little blurry but that was the whole point of the experimental series that portrays vibrant marine life in a completely novel way. To use the image-capturing device, Stern had to tie it to his torso and dive below the oceans surface to capture the images.
This Unique Underwater Photo Series Uses a Scanner as a Camera
1. Modified Photography Equipment - There's an opportunity to create innovative and affordable gear for photographers by repurposing and modifying existing hardware like desktop scanners and computer components.
2. Experimental Underwater Photography - More photographers may experiment with unorthodox photography techniques and equipment to create unique and captivating visuals.
3. Surreal Imaging - The trend towards surreal and dreamlike imagery may continue, especially in the photography industry.
1. Photography - Photography equipment manufacturers and retailers can tap into this trend by offering modified or alternative photography gear for underwater and other unique shooting situations.
2. Marine Research - Using modified scanners and other devices as an imaging tool offers new opportunities for marine biologists and ocean researchers to capture data and gain insights from underwater environments.
3. Art - Art galleries and museums can incorporate experimental photography and imaging techniques into exhibits to provide unique experiences for their visitors.