EXCLUSIVE: Faces Of Freediving Series – Vertical Blue Edition

Faces of Freediving - Vertical Blue Edition 2016

Jonathan Sunnex, New Zealand #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Ashleigh Baird, USA #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Ken Kiriyama, Denmark #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Hanako Hirose, Japan #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Stephanne Tourreau, France #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Liv Philip, Great Britain #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Dean Chaouche, Great Britian #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Sayuri Kinoshita, Japan #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Homar Leuci, Italy #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Kate Middleton, New Zealand #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Ryuzo Shinomiya, Japan #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Estrella Novarro Holm, Mexico #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
William Trubridge, New Zealand #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Tomoka Fukuda, Japan #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Igor Liberti, Switzerland #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Georgina Miller, Great Britian #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Shiv Madhu, India #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Misuzu Okamoto, Japan #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Styg Pryds, Denmark #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Sachiko Fukumoto, Japan #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Aolin Wang, China #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Marianna Krupnitskaya, Russia #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Jessea Lu, China #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Aurore Asso, France #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Lena Javanovic Balta, Serbia #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Anna Von Boetticher, Germany #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Stig Severinsen, Denmark #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Safety Team and Judges #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore
Media Team and Platform Announcer #FacesOfFreediving Photo © Tim Calver/DeeperBlue.commore

Join DeeperBlue.com and Photographer Tim Calver on the unique and exclusive photo series “Faces Of Freediving”.  This first edition of the series travels to the sandy shores of Deans Blue Hole in the Bahamas during the Vertical Blue 2016.  The international gathering of World Champions, National record holders, athletes and support crew posed for studio-lit portraits upon the completion of their dives.

Click through the gallery above to see the portraits in their full glory.

This unique project was jointly developed by DeeperBlue.com and Tim Calver and the hope is that this is the start of a longer term project to showcase some of the Freediving worlds top athletes.

“I have long worked as an underwater photographer” says Tim “and it was strange to travel all the way to Dean’s Blue Hole without and underwater camera.  But faces and portraits are a new focus of mine.  I was thrilled to launch the public debut of this part of my career within the friendly family and beautiful faces of the freediving community.”

Tim is water based photographer who does his best work on a single breath.  He has worked for some of the top lifestyle, travel, environmental and dive publications including Time Magazine, Caribbean Travel & Life, Scuba Diving Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Discovery Channel Online and DeeperBlue.com.

What do you think of this project?  Let us know in the comments below.