Beautiful photos of nude dancers and models submerged underwater by photographer Steve Richard. The images have a painterly feel to them using strong contrasts between light and dark (chiaroscuro), a technique that originated from the Renaissance period. The scenes are shot from above as the models are immersed in a tank of water in his studio and this immersion creates a surreal world in which bodies, fabrics and hair accomplish the impossible. Richard has been working on this series since 2012 and the images are the pinnacle of almost two decades of exploring the beauty of the body as viewed through the water’s surface.
Obscuro will be available as a large scale hardcover book which you can help fund on Kickstarter.