The Underwater Project by Mark Tipple

The weather is hot and unbearable in Dubai. As a friend of mine recently said, "summers here are oppressive". Apart from the high temperatures, we also have very high humidity. Spending time outdoors is not an option. The sea is very warm, so fun days at the beach is an activity we do after the summer heat is over, which means anytime after September. So for now, I have to live the summer life through beautiful photography like this.

Mark Tipple is  an accomplished documentary photographer and his series, The Underwater Project is an exploration of life below the surface while swimming on a slow summer's day.

"Coming from a surfing background I used to wonder what happens when we're duck-diving, like, what it looks like from a different angle than what we can see. Kinda hard to explain but it has always been on my mind. I used to surf with a small video camera and housing attached to my helmet, it worked surprisingly well but my neck couldn't take the impact and stress while trying to duck-dive  and  capture the right angle. Even tried to turn it back on myself to see what happens clearer but that, uh, sucked. I looked for a new approach to capture what I was seeking, which basically meant getting off the surfboard."