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The Amazing Grace of Underwater Portraits

Photographer Henrik Sorensen takes a fluid approach to the body in motion

Underwater Photography

Henrik Sorensen photographs
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Sorensen’s initial underwater photographs featured athletes, such as soccer players and swimmers, in action poses. In his more recent work with dancers, he strives for a calmer, more subdued effect. “It’s me maturing in a way, getting a bit more confident in making some of my images a bit more relaxed and subtle,” he says. “That’s the big thing down there, in this environment. It’s silent, completely silent. It’s meditative. You can get away from it all.”

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