Available at tmphoto.com
Based on the duality of the sea, Aussie photographer Trent Mitchell’s new 80-page hardback photo book is divided into two opposing parts, a juxtaposition of the real with the surreal, a study of the the polarity between what’s above the horizon with what’s below.
The first section has images taken above the water: shots of waves spitting and spraying, beautiful women treading water, and tranquil frames of swells perfectly patterned by the tides. The second half lurks below the surface, a focus on the gray-scale interaction between humans and the world under the sea. Above/Below is non-specific to a destination or a time, allowing Mitchell to compare and contrast the two spaces in a perfectly cyclic fashion.