Life on a sunken ship: the underwater world of photographer and diver Andreas Franke

Life on a sunken ship: the underwater world of photographer and diver Andreas Franke

Categories: Photo project | Water

The American warship Mighty Mo of the Mohawk class sank several decades ago.

Once diving to the bottom of the ocean to inspect the wreck, Andreas Franke, an Austrian professional underwater photographer and diver, decided to give Mighty Mo a second life.

Life on a sunken ship: the underwater world of photographer and diver Andreas Franke

Life on a sunken ship: the underwater world of photographer and diver Andreas Franke

The shooting technique was very complicated. Initially, Andreas Franke made life-size figures of sailors and their girlfriends. And took pictures in the studio.

Life on a sunken ship: the underwater world of photographer and diver Andreas Franke

Then he transferred the figures of people to the ship and after that photographed scenes from everyday ship life: as if Mighty Mo was not drowning.

Life on a sunken ship: the underwater world of photographer and diver Andreas Franke

The boatswain looks around thoughtfully: how strong is the wind today?

Life on a sunken ship: the underwater world of photographer and diver Andreas Franke

A little frivolous, but romantic.

Life on a sunken ship: the underwater world of photographer and diver Andreas Franke

These girls have boarded and are waiting for their boyfriends.

Life on a sunken ship: the underwater world of photographer and diver Andreas Franke

And these are sunbathing right on the deck.

Life on a sunken ship: the underwater world of photographer and diver Andreas Franke

Sailor's life is full of harsh conflicts.

Life on a sunken ship: the underwater world of photographer and diver Andreas Franke

A sailor simply has to be in good physical shape.

Life on a sunken ship: the underwater world of photographer and diver Andreas Franke

Well, what is sea life without romance?

Life on a sunken ship: the underwater world of photographer and diver Andreas Franke

Not everyone can work in the engine room.

Life on a sunken ship: the underwater world of photographer and diver Andreas Franke

Goodbye? A quarrel?

Still, a warship is primarily a grueling job.

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