Thursday, February 7, 2019

UWP: FRED BONVIN




























FRED BONVIN
He was born in Geneva, Switzerland. Always rocked by the waves since his childhood : the family
holidays on the French Riviera and on the Lake of Geneva, sailing, windsurfing, surfing in
California. My first writing at school was about sharks. Rocked by the world of silence by Jaques
Yves Cousteau (Calypso) and « Twenty thousands leagues under the sea ». It was not long before
he started scuba diving in 2006. Today, Divemaster and photographer.
From the beginning, he wanted to show what he saw under water, show the hidden beauty under
this mirror, a world that has not changed for millions of years and gives him a feeling of joy and
happiness that is constantly renewed.
Lovers of the animal kingdom and fervent defender of their cause.

Material Photo
Nikon D810
TG5 Olympus
Seacam Silver Housings for Nikon D810
Various zooms & tele-lenses
Seaflash 150D
Wide Port
Flat macro ports

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

UWP: JULIAN GUNTHER





























 








JULIAN GUNTHER
I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and lived there until we moved to Houston, Texas when I was four. I always went surfing, swimming, and played in the water in both Brazil and the US as a child...until I saw the movie "Jaws."  I didn't even want to drink water after seeing that movie.  Slowly my fear was replaced by curiosity and I started looking for sharks.  I never saw one but I'm sure they saw me.
I finally got my open water certification in 2008 and scheduled a trip to Guadalupe Island.  I sent my pictures to the Marine Conservation Science Institute and thus began a long collaboration with the MCSI, including the development of the Great White Shark Identification Guide.  Shortly thereafter my first footage aired on Discovery Channel's "Shark Week."  My first professional accolade was a third place finish in the 2016 Monterey Shootout Photo Competition, using only a GoPro.

Now based in Southern California, I'm in the water at least twice a week.  I still collaborate, pro bono, with the MCSI and other organizations such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in addition to commercial projects.

Instagram:  sharkbaitjulian