Sailfish Seduction

13 01 2011

I just led a small expedition of underwater photographers to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, where we had some epic encounters with Atlantic sailfish. Being in the water with upwards of 30 – 50 sailfish is pretty awesome. Here are some solo sailfish images. As usual, more to follow…

Sailfish silhouette

Sailfish and baitball

Colorful sailfish

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Underwater Vogue

21 06 2010

Summertime is here and I’m getting ready for another season of outdoor underwater fashion shoots. Just going through some of last summer’s images and figured I’d post one never before seen shot of model Nelly. In the meantime, I’m off to the Bahamas this week…

Underwater fashion photography





Day 28 of 365: The Cheapest Underwater Model With Style

30 01 2010

Today’s image is from a very quick test shoot in a new pool for an upcoming assignment. The pool is clean, the model was cheap, and the vibe was right.

Underwater Suit





Underwater Geisha – Part 3

4 05 2009

Another image from the “Underwater Geisha” series. This is one of my favorite images of 2009 so far.  I enjoy pushing underwater photography as far as it can go. Stay tuned for more…

© Jason Heller





Underwater Geisha – Part 2

1 05 2009

Image #2 of the “Underwater Geisha” series – a beautiful underwater reflection.© Jason Heller





Underwater Geisha – Part 1

30 04 2009

I’ve recently been working with this fantastic model in NYC, Masae. We will be working on a series on underwater conceptual shoots, here is part one of a small series that I have informally been calling “Underwater Geisha”.

Underwater Geisha - Jason Heller





My First Underwater Whale Encounter

6 04 2009

I led an underwater photography expedition to  Socorro during humpback calving season, and now I am totally hooked after my first underwater encounter. It was one elusive encounter. The whales were all around us frolicking on the surface – we could hear their beautiful songs underwater, in some cases they sounded like they were all around us, but yet outside of sight. It was a magical experience. Then we had the chance of snorkeling with this calf and its mother (you can see the mother’s face behind the calf, it was huge). I had only a few seconds to get the shot and the calf was emerging from slightly murky water at depth.

jheller_humpback_calf

While not the best image in the world, it is a precursor for more to come. I am hooked and plan to dive with these leviathans in Tonga next year to get the shallow close encounters required to get the images I really want. Words can’t describe the awe of swimming next to these large animals.