Photographer Mark Tipple has been making a name for himself as a documentary photographer for the past three years. He is based in Australia and has partnered with organizations in nearby countries to inspire social change.
He is the principal photographer for an ambitious endeavor called the Under Water Project. The goal of the project is to turn the world of surf photography on its head by offering a new and unique perspective. The work was envisioned as a way to shed light on Australia’s relationship with the ocean, as well as to call attention to the stories and locations that the more traditional media shies away from.
The result is a set of striking photographs depicting human beings interacting with the ocean in distinctive and kinetic ways, offering a new take on oceanic photography.