Happy to be shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society 159 Exhibition, results are announced in August. The image selected is of champion free diver Guillaume Nery. It was commissioned by Johnnie Walker collaborating with Martin Peters Ginsborg and Lars Mars Jorgensen.
This photo was shot on location in Mexico inside a cenote or sinkhole named El Pit, part of the bigger structure of underwater cave system Dos Ojos. I was at 30 meters deep, about 60 meters into the cave with my camera then Nery would dive to 25m deep. There is limited natural light so the whole shot is set up and lit by an enormous amount of flash, both above water and under. The success was owed to weeks worth of prep and a set up underwater so we could shoot over four days, with a total of 24 dives made.