Chris Gug
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Chris Gug enjoys snapping photos while scuba diving or swimming in shallow waters with a snorkel. He focuses on how each photograph will make the audience feel, rather than on capturing a favorite animal. As a self-taught photographer, he enjoys putting himself in dangerous situations underwater and experimenting with photography techniques. When he’s not photographing, you can find him reading about marine mammals or researching a new shooting location. He currently lives in Florida. Fun fact: In high school, Chris had 38 inches of curly hair; now he shaves it off to be more hydrodynamic for swimming.

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Chris Gug 6/21/2014 | 11:52 AM

Hi all- I'm currently in Chicago setting up a huge double booth at the Gold Coast Art Fair in Grant Park near downtown Chicago. The weather is beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing some of my old customers and making some new friends. If anyone is in the Chicago area stop by my booth to see my latest releases. Nest week I will be back in Florida diving with the glass minnows in Key Largo to create more images that I hope you all will love!


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2016, open edition
Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free soft gloss paper. Features a 1.5" white border around the image to allow for easy framing. Includes a certificate of authenticity.
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I love this moment just milliseconds before the wave's lip touches the flat ocean surface. When photographing wave curls, I'm neither surfing, nor swimming. It's actually a bit difficult to describe what I'm doing - I'm kind-of standing waist-deep, then as the wave approaches, I shoot (with my camera in a water housing) a burst of shots while getting slammed in the face by 10 tons of water at 30 miles per hour, then dragged across the beach by my nostrils for 20 feet....then pick myself up and do it 300 more times in a morning. And I love every minute of it! Capturing the ocean's raw, pure energy as it crashes down is a complete obsession for me, and while more painful than my other forms of water photography, I live for any opportunity to do it again!

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