Projecting the many-coloured connotations of scuba diving onto the canvas of fashion doesn’t have to be limited to just the obvious neoprene. The wonder of that underwater world – of deep, clear blue ocean, vibrant reefs and curious fishes – can take shape in prints, textures, cuts, and colours.

In this editorial styled by Rachel Harris, slick garments become a second skin – turning the model into a living part of that underwater world that’s emerged onto dry land. The thickly insulating texture of neoprene, the bold fluro colours of surf wear, the slick silhouette of the diver, are all morphed into outfits of modern, sporty sexiness. And the finishing touch? Jewellery that reflects the colours and textures of coral and beachside geology.

It takes the right photography to bring out the important aspects of colour and light in a sea-themed shoot such as this one – and Phillip Papadis captures is perfectly.

scuba shoot phillip papadis

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Olivia by Phillip Papadis
Olivia by Phillip Papadis
Olivia by Phillip Papadis
Olivia by Phillip Papadis
Olivia by Phillip Papadis
Olivia by Phillip Papadis
Olivia by Phillip Papadis

With slicked back hair and subtly beachy makeup both by Mae Taylor, you can view all of this stunningly photographed shoot – exclusive to Fashionising.com – by clicking on the thumbnails above.

For more about the photographer visit phillippapadis.com. To see more of stylist Rachel Harris’ work visit rachelharris.com.au.

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