A while back we reported on the brilliant wave photographer Clark Little who puts himself in the path of breaking waves to capture some unique and unusual shots. Today we report on another water photographer who is doing things a little differently but nonetheless producing some spectacular results. That photographer is Sarah Lee, who prefers to ply her trade in the chaos below the waves.
Sarah originates from Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii and fell in love with the ocean as a kid romping in the waters around her home. A love of photography and a fitness honed from surfing and long distance swimming lead Sarah to her passion of capturing the ocean and it’s users from below sea level.
Armed with just her pair of fins and her camera, Sarah swims out into the impact zone and then captures some amazing images from the swirling chaos that is so often hidden from view. Some of the shots of Surfers duck diving or wave’s breaking from below are absolutely stunning and freeze a moment in time that is so turbulent and forceful, but in that split second of freeze frame looks so serene and beautiful.
To find out more about Sarah and her work and to see some of her incredible shots, (that are also available to buy), then head over to her website vivantvie where you will also find her personal blog. We have also attached a video below this article of an interview carried out by SmugMugFilms, showing Sarah at work and talking about her love of the ocean. Take a look at Sarah’s work on her website and let us know which of her pictures is your particular favourite.