Trent Mitchell’s new book features the beauty, strength, and motion above and below the surface of the sea
Available at tmphoto.com
Based on the duality of the sea, Aussie photographer Trent Mitchell’s new 80-page hardback photo book is divided into two opposing parts, a juxtaposition of the real with the surreal, a study of the the polarity between what’s above the horizon with what’s below.
The first section has images taken above the water: shots of waves spitting and spraying, beautiful women treading water, and tranquil frames of swells perfectly patterned by the tides. The second half lurks below the surface, a focus on the gray-scale interaction between humans and the world under the sea. Above/Below is non-specific to a destination or a time, allowing Mitchell to compare and contrast the two spaces in a perfectly cyclic fashion.