Underwater Art Photography

Underwater photography brings a fascinating glimpse into the mysterious world of silence. If you want to push the boundries of underwater photography, dream away and bring the “Silent World” into another dimension by artistic processing your underwater images by photo editing software. Most of my “Underwater Art” photos (collages or fractals) originated in times of the COVID-19 global pandemic when I was not allowed to travel for diving and take new photos. You can find more of the images, as well as tips how to turn your “standard” underwater photos into the “Underwater Art” images, in my recently published book “The Silent World through the Lens of Underwater Art Photography“:

Computer graphics can be used to replace unimpressive backgrounds surrounding marine critters by more „colorful“ ones.

Mantis shrimp
In the mirror


How to make beautiful art from underwater images using Fractalius filter

Fractal images represent a new art form to explore the underwater world from computer. Fractals are of a considerable complexity, but they can found all over the place in nature – such as in certain corals, sponges, octopus tentacles, flowers, and even in spiral galaxies. There are many ways to create fractals, most of them involve complex mathematical formulas and fractal software programs. The easiest way of “simulating fractals” is using the “Fractalius filter” created by Redfield.

Have fun with it – I have.

Sea horse Hippocampus guttulatus