Beautiful Underwater Photographs From The Land Down Under

There's a feeling of quietness about South Australian photographer, Narelle Autio's series, Water hole. Using a couple of old orange Nikonos film cameras, a 20 mm lens, and no breathing apparatus other than her lungs, Autio captured some pretty incredible images during her travels in the outback. This series is currently on display at Stills Gallery in Australia.

A note from the Artist about the series:
Narelle Autio’s new series, Water hole, celebrates the otherworldly beauty of the dark waters she encountered whilst travelling through parts of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. Driving through these dry and remote areas of Australia, she found herself pulled towards the isolated bodies of water that dot the landscape. These waterholes dictated the path of her travels, crossing the parched earth of the day to arrive at waters edge by afternoon.

Untitled #8, 2012 from Water hole © Narelle Autio.
Image courtesy the artist & Stills Gallery, Sydney.


Untitled #10, 2012 from Water hole © Narelle Autio.
Image courtesy the artist & Stills Gallery, Sydney.


Untitled #12, 2012 from Water hole © Narelle Autio.
Image courtesy the artist & Stills Gallery, Sydney.


Untitled #13, 2012 from Water hole © Narelle Autio.
Image courtesy the artist & Stills Gallery, Sydney.


Untitled #14, 2012 from Water hole © Narelle Autio.
Image courtesy the artist & Stills Gallery, Sydney.


Untitled #18, 2012 from Water hole © Narelle Autio.
Image courtesy the artist & Stills Gallery, Sydney.


Untitled #28, 2012 from Water hole © Narelle Autio.
Image courtesy the artist & Stills Gallery, Sydney.


Untitled #6, 2012 from Water hole © Narelle Autio.
Image courtesy the artist & Stills Gallery, Sydney.


Untitled #7, 2012 from Water hole © Narelle Autio.
Image courtesy the artist & Stills Gallery, Sydney.

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5 Comments

Sean Shimmel's picture

I admire the raw, natural immediacy of her work. In a world of fancy equipment and clean, digital precision, these are refreshingly timeless

Hail Sagan's picture

Snapshots.

 perspective

That's what you call alligator water in New Orleans.

i get tired of seeing the same sort of underwater shots, so i have enjoyed looking at these, because they make me feel like that is what i would see if i were there