Director of Photography Pete Romano ASC

In episode Eight, host Brett Stanley is speaking with Underwater Director of Photography Pete Romano ASC. Pete’s career spans over 40 years in the film industry where he’s worked on some iconic movies including The Abyss, Titanic, Waterworld, Mission Impossible, and most recently Call of the Wild. Pete also runs one of the best known underwater cinema housing and lighting companies in the world, Hydroflex. He’s been a stunt man, a hoarder of underwater film memorabilia, and he talked Al […]
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Welcome to the underwater world

The underwater podcast, a deep dive into the world of underwater portrait photography, cinematography, and everything in between. Featuring interviews with creatives, technical discussions of gear and techniques ,and how to stay creativity motivated in today’s strange chaos.

Hosted by Brett Stanley, an award winning underwater portrait photographer, cinematographer, and educator based in Los Angeles.

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  • Director of Photography Pete Romano ASC

    In episode Eight, host Brett Stanley is speaking with Underwater Director of Photography Pete Romano ASC. Pete’s career spans over 40 years in the film industry where he’s worked on some iconic movies including The Abyss, Titanic, Waterworld, Mission Impossible, and most recently Call of the Wild. Pete also runs one of the best known underwater cinema housing and lighting companies in the world, Hydroflex. He’s been a stunt man, a hoarder of underwater film memorabilia, and he talked Al […]

  • Lifestyle and Surf Photographer Sarah Lee

    In episode seven, host Brett Stanley is speaking with Hawaiian born surf and lifestyle photographer Sarah Lee. They chat about her life on the water, how she found her love for surf photography, and what it’s like to photograph pro surfer Lakey Peterson for the cover of ESPN’s The Body Issue! Discuss the episode in our facebook group. Visit our YouTube for livestreams Follow Sarah Lee on her Website, Facebook, and Instagram About Sarah Lee – Surf and Lifestyle Photographer […]

  • Costumers & Underwater Models Jessica Dru & Rachel Day

    In episode six, host Brett Stanley is speaking with Rachel Day and Jessica Dru, two underwater models and fantasy costumers that have spent the past 10 years honing their skills. Jess & Rachel use their modelling as a distraction from careers in the video game industry, and they regularly team up with other talented people to create amazingly detailed fantasy photoshoots. They talk about their entry in to underwater modelling, how important safety and communication is, and the best fabrics […]

  • Cinematographer & Underwater Camera Operator Ian Takahashi

    Ian S. Takahashi is an Underwater Cinematographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He joined the ranks for the Society of Camera Operators (SOC), is a member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild (IA600), and represented by WPA. Most recently working for Directors James Gunn & Ron Howard. In episode five host Brett Stanley speaks with Ian about working with Beyonce and Harry Styles on their underwater music videos, filming scenes for shows like Scandal and Pretty Little Liars, how the Covid-19 […]

  • Bahamian Underwater Photographer & Freediver Andre Musgrove

    André Musgrove is an Underwater Photographer & Filmmaker,  professional freediver, certified PADI Scuba Diving Instructor, Spearfisherman, Private Dive Guide & Underwater Stuntman born & based in The Bahamas. In episode four host Brett Stanley chats with underwater freedive photographer Andre Musgrove about his life growing up in the Bahamas, photographing marine life and models together, the joys of living on a sailboat, and the problem with the Bahamian postal system. Discuss the episode in our facebook group. Follow Andre’s work […]

  • Professional Mermaid & Underwater Performer Hannah Fraser

    Hannah Fraser, or Hannah Mermaid as she’s known, is a professional underwater performer, full time mermaid, and ocean activist. She created the vocation of ‘Freelance Mermaid’ in 2003, and has been featured worldwide for her ocean conservation and underwater performance art worldwide. In this episode, host Brett Stanley chats to Hannah about her career as an underwater performer, the difficulties of posing with tiger sharks in the Bahamas, how she keeps her breath-hold, and tips for aspiring underwater models. Discuss […]

  • Norwegian Underwater Cinematographer Kjetil C. Astrup

    Norwegian underwater cinematographer Kjetil C Astrup tells host Brett Stanley about how he first found his path in underwater camera operating, and how he found himself on the set of the latest James Bond film – No Time To Die. Kjetil talks about learning to dive in the Red Sea, and then taking those skills back to the freezing waters of his native Norway. He outlines some of the projects hes worked on, from small personal work and music videos, […]

  • South African Underwater Portrait Photographer Ilse Moore

    Ilse Moore is an underwater portrait photographer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her work is dark and dramatic, with an amazing use of colour and lighting. In this episode, Brett chats to Ilse about working in her underwater studio, how she creates the images she’s known for, and what drives her to keep exploring. They discuss the challenges of building your own equipment, working with clients vs experienced underwater models, and how hard it is to convert feet in to […]

  • Coming Soon – Ilse Moore

    In this episode, dropping 8th April 2020, I’ll be talking to Ilse Moore, an underwater photographer from South Africa, and a woman who’s work inspired me to follow my own path underwater. Ilse’s images can be dark and dramatic, whilst full of colour and life. We chat about what it’s like to build your own underwater equipment, mobile swimming pools, how to get the best out of your models, and what it’s like shooting portraits with a fisheye lens!

  • The Underwater Podcast – Trailer

    Welcome to the underwater podcast, a deep dive into the world of underwater portrait photography, cinematography, and everything in between. Featuring interviews with creatives and technical discussions of techniques and how to stay creative.