Beneath the waves
Once becoming a diver in 2004, it was only a matter of time before I took my love of stereo photography beneath the waves. When diving, you are never sure exactly what you will find, but inevitably something wonderful appears before you. The challenge is capturing what you see before the scene vanishes. The images here are a sampling of some of my favorites from various trips – mostly in the Caribbean, but also as far away as Indonesia. Part of my goal in sharing these images is to inspire others to ‘take the plunge’ and go discover the vast number of beautiful sea creatures for themselves. All images were taken with a modified Nimslo, called a Burdlo (made by David Burder) inside of a custom underwater housing in conjunction with an external strobe.
© 2021 Ted Papoulas
Ted Papoulas (Montclair, New Jersey, USA)
I was born in NYC, graduated from Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute as an illustration major in 1988, and lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn for most of the next 25 years before moving to my wife’s home town of Montclair, NJ to raise our family. I’ve worked as a fine artist and illustrator, and in the field of digital media and web development. After catching the 3D bug in 1991, I purchased my first Realist and fell in love with stereography. I briefly ran the Stereo Stamp Company, selling stereoscopic rubber stamps made from both my original artwork and 3D conversions and interpretations of various 3D themed art (movie posters, etc.) I became a certified diver in 2004 and since, have loved sharing the world below via stereoscopic photography.