james cooper is an art photographer living in bermuda. this location is a key part of his work, which consists largely of underwater photography. however cooper’s work isn’t about documenting the aquatic life in the picturesque waters. instead he depicts people in water accompanied by surreal props like horse masks, spray paint cans or bright strings. cooper gets in the water himself, directing and taking photos as he is submerged. the strange circumstance of each photo gives them a surreal feeling.

http://tinyvices.com/James_Cooper underwater photography by james cooper

underwater photography by james cooper

underwater photography by james cooper

underwater photography by james cooper

underwater photography by james cooper

underwater photography by james cooper

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