An extraordinary collection of photographs by the acclaimed underwater photographer.
Text by David Doubilet
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 look at the work of David Doubilet, a pioneering artist and diver who is widely acclaimed as the world's leading underwater photographer.
From the shores of the Galapagos to the Red Sea, from the Pacific Ocean to the fresh waters of North America, Water Light Time includes over twenty-five years of Doubilet's work, to reveal the mesmerizing beauty of more than thirty bodies of water rich with fascinating life forms.
'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)
Born in America in 1946, David Doubilet began snorkelling at the age of eight; by the age of thirteen, 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.
He has captured ground-breaking images of great white sharks, creatures of the undersea desert, flourescent corals and shipwrecks. Widely acclaimed as the world's leading underwater photographer, Doubilet has received numerous awards including 'Pictures of the Year' repeatedly, as well as the prestigious 'Lennart Nilsson Prize' in 2001.
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