Customer Photos | Charlotte Bories Dreaming Underwater

Charlotte Bories is a french artist from Paris, now based in Bali (Indonesia). In 2008, she graduated with a master’s degree in Art at College of Fine Arts. Ten years later, she fell in love with underwater model photography.

For Charlotte, who has always been full of imagination, this medium was the perfect way to blur the lines between dreams and reality. She often combines underwater photography with digital tools to create the poetical and surreal pictures she has in mind. She draws her inspiration from myths, legends, fairy tales and Art History.

In 2020, she received the title of "ND Special Discovery of the Year" as the winner of the ND AWARDS international photography contest in the Special category, for her art series Sleeping Waters.

Charlotte uses the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, 16-35mm lens, and the Trim Weight System.

 

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Sleeping Waters, a series started in Paris and finished in Lombok (Indonesia), which received the title of "Special Discovery of the Year" in the ND AWARDS 2020. (Underwater sculptures by Jason DeCaires Taylor.) © 2022 Charlotte Bories

 

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Sistine. Underwater, the line between swimming and flying is really shifting. The pose of these two was so biblical that I couldn't resist the temptation! © 2022 Charlotte Bories

 
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Infusion. Watercolor model photoshoot. © 2022 Charlotte Bories

 

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After Midnight. A romantic trash-the-dress photoshoot in a fairy tale atmosphere. © 2022 Charlotte Bories

 

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Sakura. Mother and daughter photoshoot in a springtime atmosphere to celebrate the reunion of these two, separated for months at both sides of the planet. © 2022 Charlotte Bories

 
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Moonlight. Should I tell you my secret cooking recipes...?! To create this kind of scenery, I use to combine pool model photoshoot, scuba diving shots and digital creation. (Model: Jasmine C. Leyva. Dress: Asmara Bridal Bali. MUA: Cynthia Irwansjah.) © 2022 Charlotte Bories

 

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Sea Goddess. A highly creative photoshoot for this lovely woman very involved in planet's protection and vegan movement. (Model: Jasmine C. Leyva — aka The Invisible Vegan. Dress: Asmara Bridal Bali. MUA: Cynthia Irwansjah.) © 2022 Charlotte Bories

 

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Jellyfish Charmer. Can you hear his music? (Model: Lorenzo Baitelli.) © 2022 Charlotte Bories

 

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Shibari Pond. Fashion underwater photoshoot, for the lingerie brand Lovelace.
Strongly inspired by Japanese erotic culture, this series explores the close relationship between sex and death - two concepts that are heightened here by the underwater environment: sensual waters/deadly waters. (Model: Karina Kudina. Kimono: Mou Ichido Bali. Lingerie: Lovelace. MUA: Dex Windia.) © 2022 Charlotte Bories

 
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Mother Earth. "At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still, you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space." - Natalie Wood. (Model: Jasmine C. Leyva — aka The Invisible Vegan. Dress: Asmara Bridal Bali. MUA: Cynthia Irwansjah.) © 2022 Charlotte Bories

 

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The Naked Cyborg. A creative underwater series inspired by Ghost In The Shell and sci-fi anime in general. (Model: Karina Kudina. Kimono: Mou Ichido Bali.) © 2022 Charlotte Bories

 

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Charlotte Bories is an underwater portrait photographer located in Bali, Indonesia. Originally from France, Charlotte began diving at the age of 14. Since then, she has created images that evoke a sense of dream-like wonder. Whether it's a mother/daughter photoshoot or a commercial photoshoot, Charlotte's unique touch can be seen in every image. Check out more of her award winning work on her website or Instagram @charlotte_bories

 

 

  

Additional Reading

Beyond the Lens with Underwater Surrealist Conor Culver

5 Tips to Improve Your Underwater Portrait Pool Photography

Getting Into the Underwater Photography Business with Karen Bagley

Jenna Martin's TEDx on Becoming an Underwater Portrait Photographer

Compositing Underwater Photos with the Full Moon

The Power of Total Immersion | Erena Shimoda Talk at Google 

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