Michael DK, better known under the speudonym for his underwater work as 'Suahuatica', was raised on a sailingship crossing the Mediterreanean during his youth. His deep interest for the underwater world started there.
In contrast, his admiration and fascination with the human but especially female form in aquatic environments came after his study on the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague (2005-2009, BA in Photography).
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Specific, iconic work like Wanderer above the Sea of Fog from painter Caspar David Friedrich and especially the intense streetphotography of Trent Parke deeply deeply influenced his views on composition, lighting and the importance of the juxtaposition of a human being and surrounding enviroment. The water this all is captured in adds an almost impressionistic quality to many his images, something he is aware and appreciative of. The way he envisions and captures women specifically is reminiscent of how ancient mythology describes nymphs, divine beings, dieties and sea-related goddesses such as Aphrodite, Amphitrite and Nehalennia.
His underwater work is mostly published in magazines and on the digital platform - We are proud to have convinced him to exhibit his work in physical form and make his prints available to you, exclusive for Lovinart.