An Underwater Photographer Documents A Meditative World

Looking at Michaela Skovranova’s work, it’s easy to perceive instinctively the dreamlike sensation of being submerged. You can almost feel enveloped by cool water, and the movement in its expanse within the growing silence. Underwater, every sense is altered — visuals become magnified or dulled, acoustics shift with pressure and a sense of touch is amplified by both the odd weightlessness and the resistance of surrounding water, not to mention the temperature. It is an atmospheric, at times almost alien, world.

The sea, she said, “unlocked something that I haven’t been able to in other places.”

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