I am a super huge fan of Howard Schatz. I idolize him. If you are not familiar with his work, as most people may not, he shoots the most amazing, the most stunning, and the most vivid portraits underwater. I love him and I wish he was my mentor and best friend. He’s even on my List to meet in person someday.
Over the summer, I finally had a chance to photograph the neighbor kids underwater at their pool. I love that they were so enthusiastic about it too. I may have had a few technical difficulties, but I have to say I’m pretty happy how they turned out for my first time. And, clearly, I am no Howard Schatz. I’m far from him, but he’s a huge inspiration to me for my first time shooting underwater. I dedicate these virgin images to him.