Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Damion Berger

Image copyright Damion Berger

Damion Berger's series is bucking current photography trends on two counts. Firstly his decision to use black & white, he explains,

" My decision to photograph in black & white was a central choice. Without the immediacy of colour and the blue hue of the water to provide context, one's recognition that these pictures are taken underwater isn't immediate. It promotes a somewhat abstract sense of place which in turn serves to strengthen the feeling of suspension and movement that permeates through the series."

And that sense of movement is trend buck #2. Teenagers having fun and not standing posed with morose expressions, all too rare and oh so welcome.

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