Underwater Whimsy

If William Beebe and Jacques Cousteau could send us love letters in photographic form, I’m sure they would choose Bruce Mozert to be the messenger. These underwater photos Mozert captured in the 1940′s are so beautiful I can’t stop looking at them. Originally shot as publicity photos to promote the immense clarity of the water in Silver Springs, Florida, these gorgeous images can be found in this book that came out last year. The methods he used to create these amusing aquatic scenes during a time when Photoshop was just a glimmer in a geek’s eye, continue to inspire today. Releasing condensed milk from a can to imitate smoke for the barbecue picture?! This man was quite the clever and creative fella….

More about it all here. Let’s swoon together.

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Underwater (You and Me) – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

7 comments

1 Mike Woodward { 01.22.09 at 5:26 am }

You know the guy prolly
started this whole thing with some underwater upskirts!

naah, but for real,
this is one innovative guy.
Its kinda weird like, in the newspapaper and the BBQ shot, the women look almost dead? Almost creepy. My fav has to be the hook photo. Off THE HOOK!

2 The Friendinator { 01.22.09 at 12:12 pm }

A) Those pics are AWESOME!
B) Those chicks are HOT!
C) Uh, you couldn’t pay me enough to sit in mysterious underwater grass…you never what might be lurking in there just waiting for a swimsuit to crawl into…

3 melissa { 01.22.09 at 2:26 pm }

oh wow condensed milk? so that’s how made that shot work. genius! i love all of em. so cool! thanks for sharing these! :)

4 Tiffany { 01.22.09 at 5:56 pm }

The boy in the second picture better be careful. From what I understand, the lady has crabs.

5 Em { 01.24.09 at 8:33 pm }

They are crazy cool pictures! Except Im kinda terrified of that ugly-ass fish in the last shot.

6 Cassaundra { 02.01.09 at 1:20 am }

these photos are so brilliant!
so lovely!

thank you for posting :-)

7 Mickay { 02.01.09 at 7:25 pm }

omg i love the one with the lady sitting on the hook!

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