Today you can pick up a Nikon Coolpix underwater camera for a few hundred bucks and grab yourself some underwater shots pretty easily. Not so in the old days. These photos go back to the early 50′s when my dad became fascinated with scuba diving (after seeing the film “The Frogmen, “1951) and underwater photography. He developed one of the first underwater camera cases, which resulted in his being invited by Jacques Cousteau aboard the Calypso so that Mr. Cousteau could see it. The model is my mom, Jean Lefavour.
Jerry Shine was out photographing in Folly Cove yesterday. He is the author of A Shore Diving Guide To New England and Nudibranchs of the Northeast.
Olivia Rugo Writes-
I work for NOAA Fisheries Service and am starting up a free evening lecture series for the general public. Our first lecture is coming up and is local underwater photographer Andrew Martinez. Andy is from Wenham and has been diving in New England waters for more than 40 years. He has compiled one of the most extensive collections of high quality images of marine life behavior from New England to Eastern Canada. His book, Marine Life of the North Atlantic, is considered the best guide to this region and is now in its 4th edition with more than 200 new photographs. The presentation will be held Monday, November 15, 7-8:30 pm at NOAA Fisheries Service’s Northeast Regional Office at 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester.
For More information about Andrew Martinez click the link-
Joe Borge’s underwater photography can be seen at his Lone Gull Coffeehouse in the heart of downtown Gloucester. The colors are so vivid you would swear it was a painting but in fact they are photographs.