Originally from New Zealand, I now reside in the small beach side community of Byron Bay, Australia. With an interest in photojournalism and ocean imagery, photography has allowed me to travel to remote areas of the world-documenting subjects for the purpose of education and positive change for the environment. I started practising underwater photography in 2014 and ever since have tried to use my photographs as a way to spread awareness about environmental issues as well as foster love for the ocean by replacing fear with fascination. I do enjoy to scuba dive, but all my images are taking while free diving under natural light. Matty.
Chris Rohner (chrisrohner) I am a marine biologist studying ocean giants with the Marine Megafauna Foundation. Benefits of my job: I get to travel and spend a lot of time in the sea :-)
Magnus (MagnusLarsson) Swedish diveinstuctor gone underwater photographer living in Koh Lanta, Thailand. I love studying the behavior of animals, they measuring you, you measuring them, trying to figure out how to earn their trust to get close, letting them continue with their natural behavior. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Per Hammerstad (Hammerstad) After 4 years in the Norwegian Navy Demolishing Team, later as assisting instructor for CEMAS I am today "hooked" in to the UW photograhy and film passion. In 2010 the Ocean Tribute Org. was born, www.oceantribute.com All free time, meaning away from the normal work, is dedicated diving, UW photo and filming, producing books and films where the goal is to present Reef Awareness and educate people about marine life and ocean phenomena PADI Divemaster