An underwater photographer has taken a series of stunning images of model divers off the coast of Hawaii.
Mitchell Brown, 26, of Ohio, captured his girlfriend Reika Kondo and friends during wreck diving – and also took photos of her snorkeling around creepy caves for an impressive array of images.
The photographer also took pictures of the free diver Saveliy Mankovskiy, Monet Lomas, Miranda Tallinghast and Amberleigh West.
They floated gracefully and perfectly balanced with their webbed feet in the glowing sea, off the coast of Hawaii.
Underwater photographer Mitch Brown, 26, of Ohio, has taken beautiful photos of model divers off the coast of Hawaii, USA. Depicted, model diver Reika Kondo with brightly colored fish
Mitchell Brown captured his gorgeous girlfriend Reika Kondo (photo) and friends during wreck diving – and was perfectly balanced on their flippers
Mitchell Brown also took photos of divers snorkeling around creepy caves for an impressive array of images. Depicted model diver Amberleigh West
Saveliy Mankovskiy sat on the edge of a shipwreck before being portrayed in front of the towering boat in the spectacular series.
In the first five images, they were captured sliding through deep turquoise on his Sony A6300 – then the remaining four shots on his Sony A7RI7.
Mitchell moved to Hawaii in late 2017, where he worked part-time as Genius at Apple.
“I didn’t grow up around the ocean, and before moving to Hawaii, I had never been in the ocean,” he explained.
The photographer also took pictures of the free diver Saveliy Mankovskiy, Monet Lomas (photo), Miranda Tallinghast and Amberleigh West
The model divers gracefully floated and kept their flippers perfectly in the glowing sea off the coast of Hawaii. Pictured, Miranda Tallinghast
Saveliy Mankovskiy sat on the edge of a shipwreck before depicting the towering boat in the spectacular series
“The power of the ocean surprised me, but it didn’t stop me from spending all my time there.
“I went snorkeling. Snorkeling evolved into underwater photography and then a desire to learn to dive. Since then I have fallen in love with underwater photography. ‘
He confessed that it started out as a bit of fun – and never could have predicted it would be invested like that.
Mitchell continued, “Underwater photography started out as a hobby. As I became more integrated into the diving community, I began to meet more and more great photographers.
“My standards for what I would share with the world slowly rose. I am constantly learning and excited to see how my photography continues to develop. ‘
Mitchell (photo) took the first five photos on his Sony A6300 – then shot the remaining four on his Sony A7RI7
Mitchell moved to Hawaii in late 2017, where he worked part-time as Genius at Apple. Pictured, with girlfriend Reika Kondo
Mitchell says he is constantly learning and has been ‘stoked’ to see how his photography continues to develop. Depicted, model diver Reika Kondo
He revealed that wreck diving is the perfect place to take captivating photos.
Underwater caves are a really nice place to take pictures. It’s all about using the small amount of light you get to illuminate a scene, ”he added.
“I am no longer afraid of the ocean, but I am constantly humiliated by it and know that it deserves our utmost respect.
‘I like to place people in surreal locations that make people’ wow ‘. It forces me to be surrounded by extraordinary people.
‘Many of the models in my photos are very experienced divers who do dangerous things for the photo.
“While we take proper precautions for all that is dangerous, such as safety divers to make sure we all get out of a dive safely.”
Among the series of stunning images is the free diver Saveliy Mankovskiy exploring a shipwreck (shown)
Mitchell says underwater caves are a really ‘fun place to take photos’ because it’s about using the small amount of light given to illuminate a scene. Pictured, Reika Kondo