this article on NPR with photographer Wayne Levin, accompanied by these amazing photographs of akule, "the Hawaiian name for big-eyed scad, a fish that reaches about 8 feet and schools in huge tightly packed groups."
As you already know from my recent posts here and here, I'm a bit obsessed with underwater worlds (and always have been). Here, Levin perfectly describes this world in a way that I never could:
"I titled my first book of underwater photographs Through a Liquid Mirror, which was a play on Through the Looking Glass. Just like Alice, who passes through a mirror and finds herself in a world where things are different (even the rules of logic have changed), when I pass through that mirror called the surface, I am equally in another world.
"Things look different, visibility is more limited, and the atmosphere has more weight, density. Moving through this world is like flying; you can move in three dimensions, and be suspended above or below things. There are plants and animals, which are different from what we are used to seeing; they move differently. This all creates a possibility to take photographs that look different from anything I have seen before."
You can read the rest of the interview with this amazing amazing photographer (who also happens to be living the life in Hawaii) here.
Source: Wayne Levin