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I started this ongoing series based on my sorrow about the almost inevitable loss of the coral reefs. The notion of not being able to protect this amazingly rich underwater jungle with its abundant variety of different species nor to share that wonder of life with future generations breaks my heart. Losing this beauty hurts deeply.

Playing around with some flowers in an underwater setting, I realized how they turned into stunning creature-like beings. I started dreaming a life-sustaining future imagining that plants contribute to a new form of underwater life.

Delighted this series already won several awards!

17th POLLUX Awards 2022 – Winner series // cell phone (amateurs)

CHROMATIC Awards 2021 – Winner Environmental (amateurs)

FAPA 2022  Fine art photography awards – Fine art | Nominee (amateurs)

IPA 2021  International photography awards –  Honorable Mentions

There is a wonderful interview about it at spectaculum magazine aswell!

I am so honoured to be chosen as cover artist of HUMANA OBSCURA MAGAZINE issue #04 with my image SPHERE.

You may want to discover more images of this series on my instagram @_ma_vida.