There’s no easy dive one can take when shooting underwater, but as struggle turns into magic and a sweeping sense of serenity takes over, what lies beneath the surface suddenly becomes worthy of strange fascination. Adding up to his underwater fantasy universe, photographer Michael David Adams captures the otherworldly beauty of Ali Collier, the red enigma that gently awakens the submerged realm.

Underwater beauty shoot

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Beneath the Surface by Michael David Adams
Beneath the Surface by Michael David Adams
Beneath the Surface by Michael David Adams
Beneath the Surface by Michael David Adams
Beneath the Surface by Michael David Adams
Beneath the Surface by Michael David Adams

Hair like fire and lips like burning flames infuse the weightlessness of the underwater world with surreal beauty, the kind that leaves you breathless, granting you’re not the one floating under the water’s surface. And although there’s no sign of delicate fabrics moving underwater, the vivid make-up created by Mary Irwin is sufficient to keep the enchantment alive and going.

Surrendering to the watery depths, there’s no telling on where the mystery ends and where the understanding begins. It’s all part of the majestic illusion that keeps on feeding our imagination.

You can view all of the dreamy underwater shoot by Michael David Adams (www.michaeldavidadams.com) by clicking on the gallery.

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