Breathtaking Underwater Photos That Evoke Baroque Oil Paintings

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We’re always a little extra impressed by underwater photography, but Kailua, Hawaii-based Christy Lee Rogers’s series Reckless Unbound, which we spotted over at PetaPixel, is probably the best that we’ve ever seen. Bursting with joy, movement and bright colors, her photographs feel like Caravaggio paintings infused with modern dance, both mythical and completely of-the-moment. What’s more, the photos are created entirely in-camera, underwater at night, a credential we’re always impressed with in the Photoshop age. Click through to see some of our favorites from the collection, and then be sure to head to Rogers’s website to check out more of her work.

Black Moon. Image credit: Christy Lee Rogers.

The Innocents. Image credit: Christy Lee Rogers.

The Life I Recognize. Image credit: Christy Lee Rogers.

The Triumphants. Image credit: Christy Lee Rogers.

Origin of the Universe. Image credit: Christy Lee Rogers.

Reckless Unbound. Image credit: Christy Lee Rogers.

Unbreathe Me. Image credit: Christy Lee Rogers.

A Single Day and Night of Misfortune. Image credit: Christy Lee Rogers.

The Goliards. Image credit: Christy Lee Rogers.

The Unending Journey. Image credit: Christy Lee Rogers.