Howard Schatz first established a following in the 1990s with two collections of underwater photography, Water Dance and Pool Light. With H2O, Schatz takes the magic of weightlessness and the beauty of dance to new heights. Whether in single portraits or as part of a larger, spectacular ballet, his dancers are as utterly elegant as they are phantasmagorical. They appear before the camera as though borrowed from a dream.
In H2O, water figures into an artistic equation that allows it to become the partner to Schatz's subjects. Ripples bend light, scrims of bubbles surround swimmers, and undulating reflections are cast down from the mirrored 'ceiling' of the pool surface, enabling Schatz to create two pictures in one – a realistic image and its more figurative, fantastical opposite. The result is an impressionistic interplay of self and mirror, light and shadow, suspension and motion.
The photographs in H2O were made primarily as Schatz's personal artistic endeavor but were also inspired by assignments from Cirque du Soleil, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and a range of corporate clients. An introduction and running narrative by noted photography writer Owen Edwards chart the evolution of Schatz's technique and artistic vision.
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