Photographer and military wife Deb Schwedhelm is no stranger to relocation. Every few years, she packs up her family, three children in tow, and moves to a new state, country, or continent. She takes each new setting as an opportunity to pause and reflect, exploring herself as a photographer and artist. While living in Florida, close to the sea, she decided to venture into underwater photography. The resulting series, From the Sea, beautifully captures her children and friends immersed in water, an allegory to their lives, shifting and moving with the tides.
To many, sharks are to be feared. They’ve had a bad rap over the years and been demonized in the press. But in actual fact, sharks greatly benefit marine ecosystems. That doesn’t stop a handful of countries from killing them though. But take the sharks out of the ecosystem and you’re left with an ocean that is unbalanced for all marine life.
One man bringing awareness to the plight of sharks and advocating for their protection is Benjamin Von Wong. This Canadian photographer recently ventured to Fiji to photograph sharks in their natural habitat, but also shot model Amber Bourke underwater with those sharks.