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04After the Apocalypse: Inside The World's Most Breathtaking Ghost Towns
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06Guns, Roses, And Eating Insects: Adventure Cycling in Vietnam
07From Intense Trails to Intensive Care: Dicing with Death In a Mountain Biking Paradise
08Lifting The Veil: The Truth About Women’s Snowboarding In Iran
09Holy Waters: Kitesurfing Amongst Pilgrims in India
10Cool Runnings: Is Jamaica Mountain Biking's Best Kept Secret?
Tech: Canon 7D, Tokina 10-17, SPL Waterhousing, GoPro HD
Documenting life below the surface.
Full length slide-show:
"I've always been intrigued by what happens below the surface, like what's happening where we can't see." While watching the slide-show on Mark's laptop I'm amazed at the detail of this 'other world' that's portrayed with his selection.
As an accomplished documentary photographer, in the past Mark has used the ocean as an escape for some solace away from his projects. Lately, while between projects he's been "hanging out" below the surface trying to capture what happens while swimming on a slow summer's day.
"Coming from a surfing background I used to wonder what happens when we're duck-diving, like, what it looks like from a different angle than what we can see. Kinda hard to explain but it has always been on my mind. I used to surf with a small video camera and housing attached to my helmet, (pauses) it worked surprisingly well but my neck couldn't take the impact and stress while trying to duck-dive and capture the right angle. Even tried to turn it back on myself to see what happens clearer but that, uh, sucked (laughs). I looked for a new approach to capture what I was seeking, which basically meant getting off the surfboard."
Mark's personal documentary work can be seen at marktipple.com
Music: Ghosts by Thomas Newman