TOKYO-2019 Advertising / Fashion

Underwater Petite Robe Noire

  • Prize
    Gold in Advertising/Fashion
  • Photographer
    Rodrigo Salsas
  • Technical Info
    Sony Alpha 6500
  • Photo Date

The underwater world offers special vision and sensations. It prompts us to slow down, to immerse ourselves in silence and blue light. And above all, it gives us the incredible possibility to integrate a third dimension in our motion, realizing the human dream of getting rid of terrestrial weight to perceive space in depth. The Yucatan cenotes, natural freshwater pools, offer an endless source of inspiration and wonder thanks to their world-unique atmospheres. Rodrigo and Manuela share the passion of freediving. They work as a team and take turns sharing the roles of photographer or model.

Both French and Mexican, from a family of artists, I have been attracted to photography since I was a child. It has become for me a way of expression which gives me unity in my everyday moments. My love for traveling, wide open spaces and aquatical life lead me up in various places of the world (Corsica, Thailand, Mexico) to become scuba- then freediving instructor. At the moment I have been living in Playa del Carmen in Yucatan.