Author(s): David Doubilet
Beneath the world's waters lie landscapes, species, vegetation and populations as diverse and splendid as those on land, yet these kingdoms have been explored by few. is an extraordinary look at the work of David Doubilet, an artist and diver who pioneered the medium of deep-sea reportage to become widely acclaimed as the world's leading underwater photographer. This fascinating and evocative volume looks at a world in which humans are neither the measure nor the master, but an encumbered intruder. From the waters of the Galapagos to the Red Sea, from the Pacific shores to the fresh waters of North America, Water Light Time includes over 25 years of Doubilet's work, and reveals the mesmerising beauty of more than 30 bodies of water. Rich with fascinating sea creatures, wondrous life forms and breathtaking underwater landscapes, Water Light Time is an unforgettable look at many of the earth's most remarkable natural compositions.
'A showcase for the work of National Geographic's David Doubilet, an heir to Cousteau and Cartier-Bresson, whose underwater photojournalism, with its painterly contortions of colour and geometry, transcends mere reportage' (The New Yorker)
Preface entitled 'Beneath the Surface' by Graeme Gourlay, editor of Dive International magazine Texts by David Doubilet Chapters in order: Sea of light; Cool waters; Rhythm dance; Dark blue; Water gardens; Desert ocean; South light; Island kingdoms; Japanese theatre; Coral eden