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September 20, 2023
Photographer Alberto Seveso (previously) continues his high-speed captures of ink as it disperses in water, this time inspired by marine organisms. As its name suggests, The Reef is a collection that spotlights vivid plumes in shades of greens, pinks, and oranges digitally altered to evoke coral-like forms. The series was born out of a holiday spent in a remote, largely uninhabited region in the Andaman Sea, where Seveso encountered a lush jungle and wide, sandy beaches. He shares:
The island’s fauna is rich with exotic species. It’s not uncommon to spot colorful hornbills, charming spectacled langur monkeys, and elusive flying lemurs. However, it was within its coral reef that I became utterly captivated…I was mesmerized by the beauty and diversity of shapes and colours—a world teeming with life, a glimpse of rare beauty constantly threatened by human activities.
To create the series, Seveso collaged several images of suspended ink and added texture and shape to the specimens. The resulting works reference the supple, sinuous bodies of the invertebrates through lively color.
Seveso is currently living in Bangkok, and you can find more of his work on Behance and Instagram.
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