Photographer of the Week, Pam Murph, has been traveling the world, diving and shooting for nearly two decades. She was already armed with an interest in photography for its power of storytelling, but the ocean gave her a new platform to explore and capture.
Today, her images, especially those taken under piers and in the arms of mangrove forests, portray dreamscapes of two worlds connected yet so very different. Throughout her work, there is a sense of two worlds coexisting, as her use of sunbursts and Snell’s window make the viewer aware of another realm that appears muddled by ripples and currents. But Pam is not merely looking towards the topside environment that she leaves behind when she is shooting underwater, for from the confines of the reef she focuses on the lives of the critters as they go about their business of camouflage, hunting and the ongoing quest for survival.
A vortex of silversides, Grand Cayman
Hawksbill turtle, Cozumel, Mexico
Soft corals covering Arobrek Jetty, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
False clownfish, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Hairy frogfish, Anilao, Philippines
Porcelain crab, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Manatee, Crystal River, Florida
Pam Murph at Jellyfish Lake
To see more of Pam’s work, visit her website, www.pmurph.com.
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