The gentle beauty of the first underwater photographs of the 1930sBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/the-gentle-beauty-of-the-first-underwater-photographs-of-the-1930s.html
One day in 1938, an unknown photographer Bruce Mozert heard that in the resort town of Silver Springs in Florida they were shooting the movie "Tarzan" with swimmer Johnny Weissmuller in the title role. At first, Mozert wanted to make only a few frames of the workflow. But the lake where the shooting took place struck him with crystal clear water, and the photographer thought about a series of underwater pictures, for which he built a waterproof camera box from improvised materials.
Thanks to this box, the photographer could dive underwater with the camera and move freely between the actors. After seeing this structure, the film crew, led by Weissmuller, laughed for a long time. But the first twelve pictures turned out to be so clear that the MGM film studio bought them to advertise Tarzan.
Let's admire the amazing underwater pictures of the pioneer of underwater photography together.
In the incredibly clear waters of Silver Springs Lake in Central Florida, Bruce Mozert was the first in the world to "discover" underwater photography by developing a waterproof camera housing.
For more than 40 years, Mozert composed scenes underwater in which people seemed to live an ordinary life, doing the usual things. At the same time, all these scenes seemed fabulous in the context of water.
It is worth noting that Bruce Mozert was a creative in every sense of the word. He not only went under the water to make amazing shots, but also arranged whole photo shoots, staged shots, funny scenes and even costume shows here.