uwphotographers: UWP: CARLOS VILLOCH

Monday, January 23, 2012

UWP: CARLOS VILLOCH













































Carlos is an accomplished underwater photographer that travels around the world in search of the ultimate image. His photographs and articles have been published in many countries and used for advertising by major international companies, like ATT, WWF and BBC. His award winning images have been used in more than 80 front covers and displayed in many museums and Aquariums, as well as prized in the most prestigious underwater photography competitions.
In the 90's he left his office job as computer scientist in UK, went to the Caribbean and worked as scuba instructor, dive guide, camera man and photographer, sharing his love for the sea with others through his work and images.
During the last few years Carlos has lived in the Cayman Islands and Australia. Both places are well known for their execelent diving and rich marine life, which has given him the unique opportunity to build up one of the most diverse underwater photo collections. In his files there are all kind of subjects, from the tiny Pigmy Seahorse to Humpback whales.
His work and passion for the ocean have taken him to many other exotic locations like Maldives, Indonesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Coral Sea, The Red Sea, Mexico, Tahiti, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Hawaii... and even the freezing waters of Antarctica. See here the list of destinations where Carlos has been diving.
At present he runs the Magic Sea photo library and Glowdive.com where he designs new gear for underwater photographers. Carlos travels the globe, either on assignment for the most prestigious magazines, teaching photo seminars or looking for new subjects and destinations. He produces hundreds of high quality new images every year and is always seeking a different angle or a new technique that will capture that precise instant of beauty under the ocean surface.
Carlos Villoch is available for underwater photo and video assignments around the world. His experience, professionalism, the quality of his images and his well travelled character are the perfect combination to make any project successful.






2010 AWARDS

Antibes International Underwater Image Festival - Bronze in the Trio category.


Our World Underwater - Bronze prize in the Wide Angle Traditional Category. Chicago, USA



2009 AWARDS


Our World Underwater - Bronze prize in the Environment & Conservation Category. Chicago, USA


DEEP Indonesia Honorable Mention in the Environment and Conservation category


Fotosub Mogan - Gran Canaria - Canary Islands, Spain: 2nd Prize



2008 AWARDS


European Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Germany: 1st prize + Highly Commended in the "Water World" Category


Scuba Diver Austral Asia TTL Photo Competition - MIDE show Kuala Lumpur: 2nd Portfolio


Fotosub Mogan - Gran Canaria - Canary Islands, Spain: 1st Prize


Scuba Diving Photo Contest - USA: 1st Prize in WIde Angle category


Festival Internacional de la Imagen Submarina - Valencia - Spain: 2nd Portfolio


Fotosub Lanzarote - Canary Islands, Spain: 2nd Prize


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BOOKS