When you live--as we all do, Gentle Readers of the Huzzah! logbook--in a world completely drunk on images, the image as such can easily become something of an unremarkable bore (and looking, a sort of repetition compulsion). So imagine my surprise when I found myself searching the image below with such intensity this morning that I misjudged the location of my mouth and proceeded to pour uncharacteristically hot coffee on my lap (and my little lapwarmer)! This image is THAT powerful!!!
I'm not sure if perhaps I have some latent mermaid urges that need to be explored, or if I simply (and understandably, I think) desire to return to the comfort of the womb, but I can't help but be thunderstruck by this photo. In fact, I love it so much that I don't even care that it was probably composed for a Summer's Eve commercial. humph.
Pictured Above: One of the works recently on display at the "Water on Lens" exhibit at The Movieum in London. The exhibit featured photo stills from famous underwater shoots for films, television shows, commercials and music videos. All of these particular images were captured at England's U-Stage, a permanent, fully functional underwater stage roughly the size of a commercial airplane hangar.