50 episodes

A deep dive in to underwater portrait photography & cinematography with host Brett Stanley, featuring interviews with underwater photographers, cinematographers, models, freedivers, and anyone involved in the production of these amazing images.

The Underwater Podcast The Underwater Podcast

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

A deep dive in to underwater portrait photography & cinematography with host Brett Stanley, featuring interviews with underwater photographers, cinematographers, models, freedivers, and anyone involved in the production of these amazing images.

    NFTs & The Oceaverse - Ian Takahashi

    NFTs & The Oceaverse - Ian Takahashi

    In episode #49 host Brett Stanley chats with underwater cinematographer and co-founder of The Oceaverse, Ian Takahashi.
    NFT’s have become a big industry over the last couple of years and they can be confusing for those that haven’t spent time looking in to them - so we chatted with Ian about what they are and how creatives can use them not only as a source of income, but also a way of raising money to go towards ocean conservation projects - which is where the Oceaverse comes in.
    As a platform for promoting and selling NFTs, the Oceaverse not only showcases some of the best underwater creative artists, but they are reinvesting portions of the profits back in to conservation.
    We talk about how Oceavers is doing that, ways that crypt currency can actually help the environment, and the future of crypto mining.
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    • 57 min
    Tom Campbell - Wildlife Cinematographer

    Tom Campbell - Wildlife Cinematographer

    In episode #48 host Brett Stanley chats with underwater photographer and High Definition Video Pioneer Tom Campbell.
    They chat about how Tom got started in wildlife photography, his move to cinematography, and how high definition video really opened some doors for him. 
    Tom also tells us about his stock libraries, selling his first photograph, and he explains how he kinda disappeared for a few years!
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Sean Ruggeri - Cinematographer

    Sean Ruggeri - Cinematographer

    In episode #47 host Brett Stanley chats with cinematographer Sean Ruggeri who’s work with Red Cameras and Gates Housings has really taken him to some amazing places.
    They chat about how he worked with Red to refine their Camera’s underwater abilities, his role in the new movie The Colony, and what happens in a submarine when you need to go to the bathroom!
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    Photographer & Director Scott Rhea

    Photographer & Director Scott Rhea

    In episode #46 host Brett Stanley chats with photographer and director Scott Rhea. Scott’s career ranges from shooting Advertising and lifestyle images, to directing music video and commercials, and into his amazing personal fine art work – but through it all he’s had a great love of being underwater.
    They chat about where he gets his inspiration, the importance of meditation, and how the devastation from Hurricane Katrina brought about Scott’s foray below the surface.
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    • 51 min
    Photographer Harry Fayt

    Photographer Harry Fayt

    In episode #45 host Brett Stanley chats with Belgian underwater photographer Harry Fayt.
    Harry’s work is truly beautiful, with the worlds and concepts he creates below the surface, and his messages within each shot are very inspiring. We talk about how he creates these scenes in his local public pool, his love of cinema for inspiration, and how he’s getting his revenge after years of not being able to get in the water!
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    • 56 min
    Photographer Jamie Johnson (Birdee)

    Photographer Jamie Johnson (Birdee)

    In episode #44 host Brett Stanley chats with Jamie Johnson, an underwater photographer better known by her artist name of Birdee. Jamie’s work has a rawness to it, and she captures the female form in a very real way. Through her images she examines themes of femininity, strength, and grace, as well as exploring the healing element of water.
    They talk about her love of film photography, creating double exposures underwater, and how music plays a huge role in her inspiration.
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

MsDemona ,

I love photography!

With a photographer as a father, I’ve always enjoyed this medium of art. Underwater photography is fascinating to me because I remember when cameras only used film. I’ve learned about so many photographers and models through this podcast.

KaiaDad ,

Thank you Brett!

I just needed to give you a shout out to say, Thank you for creating this podcast to inspire fellow underwater photographers and models! I’ve been shooting underwater portraits myself for 8 years and am excited to hear everyone’s stories. I can relate on so many levels and feel a little lonely as an underwater photographer here in Philadelphia, PA, since I’m the only one here shooting underwater, (as far as I know). I look forward to connecting with you and others on Facebook. I’m also a big fan of yours Brett! You Rock and keep up the awesome work! -Julia Lehman

Jan Balster ,

Wonderful peek behind the curtain of underwater image making!

This podcast is a wonderful peek behind the curtain of underwater image making. Brett is a great host and outstanding underwater photographer. He can really relate to his guests and ask the questions that are important to his listeners. Definitely all thumbs up on this podcast!

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