David Doubilet: Water Light Time

An extraordinary collection of photographs by the acclaimed underwater photographer.

Text by David Doubilet


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About the book

Beneath the surface of the world's waters lie landscapes, species, vegetations and populations as diverse and splendid as those on land, yet these kingdoms have been explored by few. Water Light Time is an extraordinary collection of photographs by David Doubilet, a pioneering artist and diver who is widely acclaimed as the world's leading underwater photographer.

From the Galapagos to the Red Sea, from the Pacific shores to the fresh waters of North America, Water Light Time includes over 25 years of Doubilet's work, to reveal the mesmerizing beauty of more than 30 bodies of water rich with fascinating life forms.

In The Press

'A showcase for the work of National Geographic's David Doubilet, an heir to Cousteau and Cartier-Bresson, whose underwater photojournalism, with its painterly contortions of color and geometry, transcends mere reportage.' (The New Yorker)

'Page after page of mesmerising pictures.' (Arena)

'An inspiring and dramatic book, which takes underwater photography to new levels.' (Dive)

'Mesmerising, astonishing art.' (Sphere)

'A breathtaking book full of awe-inspiring images.' (Good Book Guide)

'You can almost hear the sea with each turn of the page. Buy it.' (Practical Photography)

About the author(s)

Born in America in 1946, David Doubilet began snorkelling at the age of eight. By the age of 13, he was taking his first underwater photographs with a pre-war Leica in the green sea off the New Jersey coast. Having studied photography at Boston University, he published his first pictures in National Geographic in 1972 and has continued to do so regularly since then, reporting from oceans around the world.

Doubilet has captured groundbreaking images of great white sharks, creatures of the undersea desert, flourescent corals and shipwrecks. Arguably the world's leading underwater photographer, Doubilet has received numerous awards including 'Pictures of the Year' Competition repeatedly, as well as the prestigious Lennart Nilsson prize in 2001.

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