© Chris A Crumley

March 14, 2007

Cozumel, Mexico - Siren

I know I'm sporadic about uploading images; it's just a function of the business. Some days I can and some days I can't.

A couple of weeks ago in Mexico, Malena Sharkey and her new tail produced some images we're very happy to add to the book.

It's easy to forget how demanding it is for Malena, Christina, Hannah and Sherry to do these images. It's routine photography times ten. Exhale, not inhale, and dive so they don't look puffed up in the face and torso. Stay down long enough for a series of frames with strobe re-cycle pauses. Have enough weight in the tail to be about neutrally buoyant. Imagining what the photographer sees with 80 percent of their own sight gone. Careful to keep tender body parts from touching underwater things that stick, sting or bite. Smiling when the photographer pops to the surface and says "only 80 more frames on this 4GB chip."
Cozumel, Mexico - Siren

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