Photo © and reproduced with kind permission from Wayne Levin

One of the photographers mentioned during one of the Summer School History of Photography podcasts was Wayne Levin. The podcast featured underwater photography as its theme as it was 82 years since National Geographic Magazine published color underwater photographs.

Wayne Levin produces black and white underwater photographs, and they're stunning. I think part of why I like his photos is that they're not usual - I'm so used to seeing blue coloured underwater photos, with vibrant colours of fish so the starkness of the black and white makes me look at them in a different way. I think my favourites are some of the fish schools photographs, with my (current) absolute favourite being Column of Akule (shown above).