Internationally award-winning photographer Mark Laita has focused his vast technical and artistic expertise on the creatures of the deep. His distinctive still-life photography has been used in advertising for a long list of commercial clients, including Sony, Adidas, BMW, and Apple. His work has also been widely exhibited, and his flower images were recently featured on a series of stamps for the United States Postal Service. He is represented by Fahey/Klein Gallery.
The grace and diversity of sea creatures reflected against the surface of their world is displayed on the images below. The well known artist will launch a photobook with the sea series. The book will be published by Abrams and will be available in fall 2011
In Sea, with cutting-edge photographic techniques, Laita unveils the full splendor and other-worldliness of the ocean’s inhabitants in an entirely new and thrilling way. Rippling reflections, stark backdrops, and surprising angles lay bare the astonishing beauty of the life that teems under the water’s surface. Leaping from the pages are piggybacking sea horses, iridescent jellyfish, ethereal but menacing stingrays, and deadly puffer fish. Laita’s masterful photography reveals their extraordinary colors, textures, and personalities to us as never before.