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A Glimpse into the Abyss

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Nudes
  • Photographer
    Rodrigo Salsas
  • Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/rodrigosalsas/

Both French and Mexican, from a family of artists, Rodrigo is freediving instructor in Playa del Carmen.

The underwater world offers special vision and sensations. It prompts us to slow down, to immerse ourselves in silence and blue light. It brings us back to our inner self, to connecting with our intuition. It wraps us up in a case of sweetness, of magic. We merge with our water elemental, asleep in everyone but never forgotten.

And above all, it gives us the incredible possibility to integrate a third dimension in our motion, realizing the human dream of getting rid of terrestrial weight to perceive space in depth.

Our inspiration: Freediving. Our passion: Photography.
Each take is a blend of discovery and game, driven by a thirst for beauty and aesthetism.

The cenotes of Yucatan, natural freshwater pools, represent an endless source of creation and wonder thanks to their world-unique atmospheres.

Both French and Mexican, from a family of artists, I have been attracted to photography since I was a child. It has become for me a way of expression which gives me unity in my everyday moments.

My love for traveling, wide open spaces and aquatical life lead me up in various places of the world (Corsica, Thailand, Mexico) to become scuba- then freediving instructor. At the moment I have been living in Playa del Carmen (Yucatan).

We work as a team with Manuela and take turns sharing the roles of photographer or model for our underwater shootings. All pictures are taken breath-hold.

Awards IPA 2019 3rd Place in Fine Art/Nudes
Monochrome Awards 2018 3rd Place in Nude
IPA 2018 2nd Place in Advertising/Beauty
PX3 2018 Gold Winner in Fine Art/Nudes
PX3 2018 Silver Winner in Advertising/Beauty
PX3 2018 Silver Winner in Advertising/Fashion