January 16, 2013

Wednesday Whim - The Sinking World

all images via Daily Mail via Andreas Franke 

There's nothing like the opulence that came from 18th century Europe. It's interesting to look at the dress, the social structure, the art, the mannerisms and the food. So leave it to Austrian photographer, Andreas Franke to recreate the magnificent lifestyle juxtaposed against the underwater decay of a ship (SS Stavronikita). In a photography series called The Sinking World, viewers must literally take a dive under water (78 feet) to view the images. The photos are held between Plexiglass with a stainless steel frame sealed with silicone to keep water out hung on the ship with magnets.

According to Andreas Franke

With my photographs of sunken shipwrecks, I want to pull the spectators into unreal and strange worlds. Mystified scenes of the past play within a fictional space. Dreamworlds you can get lost in or that you can identify with. This creates a new and unexpected atmosphere. This work shows very much of myself, since I am always on the lookout for stunning themes to create new images never been seen before.






22 comments:

  1. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

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  2. Very interesting. Sort of like the Rococo art period under water :-)

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  3. Amazing work!! Love it!! Thanks for sharing darling!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  4. these photos are very interesting. and interesting headline.

    5ftandpetite.blogspot.com

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  5. I love these unique images! They're absolutely beautiful!

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  6. I love these. They look like a dream. Like a magical dream!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  7. These are so beautiful and surreal. I can't believe what it takes to view these images!

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  8. Their whole lifestyle is so interesting to me.

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  9. I love these pictures!! So pretty. I love your blog. xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.blogspot.com

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  10. These pictures are incredible! I have never seen something like that before. So lovely!

    Love
    Daria from www.cinnamon-star.blogspot.com

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  11. I can't believe this exhibit is actually underwater - how awesome!!

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  12. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. Following you now =)

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  13. Amazing! Those photos are beautiful!

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  14. Woah! That is so interesting! Reminds of the Rococo period except under water =) -xo.melody

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  15. Art takes so many forms!

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  16. Wow! these are stunning! I love the uniqueness and how creative they are.

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  17. This is so very cool! I love the concept and the dresses are beautiful too.

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  18. this is totally awesome! i love the last two! picnic on the sea floor. hahaha i have to pin these!
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