Thursday, February 28, 2013
UWP: MICHEL BRAUNSTEIN
As for many people of his generation, Michel Braunstein’s passion for the sea was born while watching Jacques Cousteau’s movies in his childhood. Later on (1986) he took his first dive course and stunned by the underwater kingdom's beauty, he wanted immediately to put it all on pictures. He began with a rented Sea and Sea camera. Since then, underwater camera became his main accessory for diving, even before fins.
His first underwater camera was Nikonos V and switched to DSLR in the digital revolution.
Michel has developed a diving computer as end of electronics study project in 91.
Braunstein's personal underwater photo website won the "Palme d'Or" in 2007 at Antibes Worldwide Festival of Underwater Images. The website has just been completely rebuilt and got a new name: www.michelbraunstein.com
After hundreds of dives in the dark and cold lakes and quarries in Belgium, where he was born, Michel moved to Israel to be closer to the Red Sea and from there has travelled all over the blue planet and went back with photo-articles.