My underwater photography: Pictures and stories with a personal view, a particular focus and political perspective.
I am not a Pro. I am just an enthusiast.
This part of the website is meant for pictures taken underwater (see photography for more info). If you wonder why it is still so empty in this section just follow me (Nicki) on my quest to become an underwater photographer (story below).
My underwater photography: Pictures and stories
I love composition and design - and, of course, storytelling and will use them in underwater photography to open hearts and create interest in exploring new horizons – physically or virtually. My photos support my writing and vice versa; both are rooted in the desire to create awareness for the beauty and weirdness of our (underwater) world, introducing species and their habitats as well as destinations, piquing interest in diving and the protection of fragile ecosystems, highlighting connections within these systems as well as to human behaviour. We form nature, yet we are part of it.
Discover the ocean
The first pages are ready: Dive into reef life. We are trying to have all our facts on marine life correct, but we are no marine scientists. If you notice any mistakes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Instagram or Facebook. We are more than happy to regularly update our website, learn and grow.
My long way to underwater photography
In short: Me and my cameras have not always lived in perfect harmony. I love diving and find it very relaxing. Why add another activity on top? After initial struggles and a longer break, I started with a new mind-set. Not that there were no more frustrations all of the sudden, but I appreciate every opportunity to practise, I am ready to learn from others and understand that there will be always room for improvements - same as with diving in general. Most importantly, I take pleasure in the process of taking pictures underwater and sometimes even find peace as I am less fixated on a particular result. A new passion is born. Now all I need to do is to fall in love with post-processing too and then overcome my restraint in presenting my work to others. I’m getting there, eventually. Devocean Pictures serves as my therapy session - and underwater photography is working therapeutically for others as well.
In full as a blog entry
Blog entries about underwater photography
Our first article about Statia’s sea turtles focuses on how to identify turtles, from species via sex to individuals, and how to support science and conservation regarding sea turtles around St. Eustatius (Caribbean Netherlands) and beyond: Turtles are among the favourites of many divers around the world. Before explaining how […]
Zu Beginn war ich skeptisch, ob ich überhaupt eine Kamera haben wollte. Momentaufnahmen an Land waren schön und gut, aber unter Wasser erschien mir die Kamera, durchaus eine Belastung zu sein. Das Tauchen an sich war so aufregend, es gab so viel zu lernen und zu entdecken. Doch bald stieg […]
In this session of our visual meditation series, we’d like to bring the Trumpetfish, in this case, Aulostomus chinesis, to your attention. Their scientific name „Aulostomus“ is derived from the Greek words for flute (aulos), and mouth (stoma). Looking at the creature, one can sort of understand how they got […]
Der Tod gehört zum Leben. Wir alle wissen das, schaffen es aber immer wieder, diese Tatsache meisterhaft zu verdrängen, bis es einen Menschen trifft, den wir lieben. Ich fühlte mich anschließend lange verloren in Zeit und Raum, abgetrennt von mir selbst und meiner Entwicklung. Doch das Leben bleibt nicht plötzlich […]
From grief blurring my vision and how photo competitions helped me tapping into energy and creativity again. Where it all began In September 2018 I got a whole new camera system in Singapore, including underwater housing and ports, strobes I added in 2019. It was all so beautiful and shiny, […]
Happy news! Finally, there is another page under photography online: Art by nature features mainly underwater pictures, but not exclusively. New photo gallery: Art by nature Beauty lies in the details. I love looking for particular combinations and patterns formed by colours, textures, and shapes. Nature is an endless provider […]
Reflections on the underwater world, photography and diving I: Why our point of view is back to basics. These little reflections highlight our approach to diving, underwater photography and videography and how we are linked to the underwater world. They are based on our philosophy, reflect our point of view […]
In short: I and my cameras have not always lived in perfect harmony. I love diving and find it very relaxing. Why add another activity on top? Initial struggles were followed by a longer break until I started with a new mind-set. It’s not that there were no more frustrations […]