Aquamorphosis is an underwater photography project, where man and ocean melts together in a mythical underwater universe. In detail, Ingrid Bugge uses the underwater photography to show our emotional states. Especially feelings such as love, surrender, devotion, depression, joy and anxiety. In every photography, the human body is under water, far away from everyday life.
As a further result, Aquamorphosis gave birth to two series: Mermaids and BLUE.
The first serie: The dreamy and poetic expression of underwater-choreographed dance inspired me to create Mermaids. In Mermaids dancers are floating in a dreamy under water space – united in an embrace and parting again.
The second serie: BLUE depicts two lovers; the trust, intimacy and presence that exist in their interaction.
Furthermore, Bugge’s intention was to create photographs that are similar to the renaissance oil paintings. The digital editing of the photographs involves the principles of a certain painting technique namely, chiaroscuro. The Italian painter Michel Angelo used this technique in his paintings. Additionally, it derived from the combination of Italian words that roughly translate to light and dark. The term describes the striking use of the light and shade. As a result, a dramatic effect arises.
Below are examples. Arrangements are available in the Gallery and postershop.