Wir treffen Michael B.Hardie und Rachel auf Instagram und sind sofort fasziniert von der Natürlichkeit dieser ‚besonderen‘ Unterwasseraufnahmen. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt befassen wir uns gerade gedanklich mit dem Thema einer speziellen Mermaidcollection und es ist sofort klar, das sind die richtigen Fotos dazu. Darüberhinaus sind wir neugierig , einen Blick hinter die Kulisse dieser Produktion zu werfen, wir danken Michael B.Hardie (www.creationscape.com) herzlich für sein Interview:
Michael, where do you live and what is your main profession?
I make my home on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, United States. The capital city of our State is Honolulu and our most famous city here on the island is Waikiki.
My main profession is Creative Director of photography, videography, and graphic and web design. My company www.CreationScape.com is involved in all these.
What is driving you to do your camera work which such great empathy and profession?
To be honest, ever since I was a kid, God’s creation has always taken up a huge space in my life. From the most intricate flower to the indescribable beauty of our galaxy shining in the night sky, unique beauty takes my breath away. For some reason I’ve been given the amazing privilege of being able to capture and present it in a way that reaches people and speaks to something inside of them that says, “I am a part of something much bigger than myself.“
What is the story behind the mermaid shooting?
Rachel found my work on Instagram and contacted me about doing a mermaid shoot with her in the open ocean. She is a professional mermaid in California and wanted to fly out to Oahu and have me capture her in the ocean with breaking waves over her head and with some sea life.
Can you remember something special during the shooting, maybe something funny or deeply emotional situation/impacts ?
When I took Rachel out to the spot where the Sea Turtles like to hang out I remember there were a few moments that didn’t seem real. When she would dive down with her mermaid suit and be surrounded by the turtles, I thought I was in a dream. It was truly magical seeing this legendary siren of the sea come to life under the surface with these magnificent and gentle creatures. They seemed to love being around her and I know she enjoyed being around them.
Who is Rachel? What is driving her to play this role so perfectly? Who is doing the costumes?
Rachel is a professional mermaid at Mermaid and Mom and Pearls of the Pacific.
How many hours did you work on the session?
We spent about 4 hours in the water and I spent 12 + hours in the post production of the images.
Thank you very much, Michael!
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