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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!

In Bloom
by CHRIS GUG

Fine Art Print
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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It's okay if you assume this is a painting at first glance.  After all, how often have you jumped in a pond with a mask & snorkel to see lily pads from below? But yes, once you dip below the surface into my world, things take on a new shape and feel, and yes, this is a very real photograph! I've traveled more than 40 countries to photograph Earth's most exotic sea creatures and underwater locations, but isn't it amazing how beautiful the water can be, even in the most mundane of places. It's not a reef, teeming with vibrant corals and fish, but the quiet simplicity of this unexpected pond view rivals the even most stunning parts of the ocean.

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