Extra, extra! Here’s the headline “Chic Underwater Photography Trend Makes the Front Page.” The New York Times has published a feature article on blackwater diving: “The Ocean’s Youngest Monsters Are Ready for Glamour Shots.” While most underwater photographers are familiar with this niche type of diving, it’s great to see images of the weird and wonderful floating in the black void of the open ocean splashed across the pages of The Gray Lady (AKA the NY Times).
But perhaps we’ve buried the lede here—to use a journalistic term. The real news is that the article features prominent underwater photographers and researchers in the dive industry such as Jeff Milisen, Ned DeLoach, and Steven Kovacs.
“There’s no bottom, no walls, just this space that goes to infinity,” explains Jeff Milisen, who was interviewed for the article. “And one thing you realize is there are a lot of sea monsters there, but they’re tiny.”
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