Pioneering DEEP-SEA Photographer
I figured since we recently took a look at the amazing career achievements of DEEP-SEA pioneer, Henri-Germain Delauze, it would be a great idea to take a look at another amazing DEEP-SEA explorer. David Doubilet is a world-renowned DEEP-SEA photographer and he has been a Rolex Ambassador for many years.
“For the last 30 years, from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean, from the Southwest Pacific to the waters off Japan, Mr. Doubilet has captured a world of bejeweled ocean creatures playing on sandy stages: an emerald stingray shadowing a ship in the Bahamas; a golden big-bellied sea horse grazing in a Tasmanian sea.” –Margo Nash, New York Times
Let's begin this fascinating journey by exploring David Doubilet's amazing career through Rolex ads. In this first Rolex magazine from 1996, we see David Doubilet wearing his Rolex Submariner.
"What I like best about underwater photography is giving a visual voice to the invisible. What I like least is the prospect of drowning." –David Doubilet
This next David Doubilet Rolex Magazine ad is from 2011, at it features him wearing his Rolex DEEP-SEA SEA-DWELLER.
The Amazing Underwater World Of David Doubilet
David Doubilet is one of the top underwater photographers, if not the greatest. David's trademark photo style, is seen in this first photo, where he keeps the top half of the lens above water, and the bottom half below. This results in an absolutely fascinating perspective, which allows you to simaltaneously see two connected worlds–above and below the water.
This amazing photographic style showcases the constant duality of life, which is typically invisible to both worlds. This style is such a perfect metaphor for the typically invisible interconnectivity of life!!!
How amazing is this next under/over water shot? I love the composition that contrasts two seemingly unrelated world, that are really close together, yet so far apart. Just amazing!!!!!! This photo is absolutely crazy!!!!!!!!!!!
David Doubilet was born in New York in 1946 and he started shooting underwater photographs when he was 12 years old in 1958. He began shooting photos for National Geographic in 1971 and since that time he shot photos for more than 60 stories.
It is crystal-clear to me that David Doubilet is certainly one of the greatest photographers that has ever lived, as well as probably being the greatest aquatic photographer that ever lived.