Australian photographer and diver Andreas Franke has completed a gallery collection that may just be the first of its kind — a photography gallery underwater on a sunken ship ...
He has digitally manipulated the submarine images he captured around the sunken boat Vandenberg (on which the Collection is exhibited), on Artificial Reef Off Key West, to create a parallel universe under water titled Vandenberg: Life Below the Surface.
The series Life Below the Surface is installed at the location of the wrecked ship. The pictures are encased between sheets of plexiglass and have a steel frame sealed with silicone to avoid the water from entering.
Andreas Franke on his work:
"In my photography I try to construct illusionistic worlds. I like to see things from a different angle and I try to create new kind of views. Thereby taking images of a sunk ship and bringing life back to the ship by filling these images with stories was always very interesting for me."
Q-rious to see how this all happened? ...The video below documents the installation of such a particular exhibition.
photos compliments of Andreas Franke