Miles Hannaford
Brooklyn, New York

Miles Hannaford is a young photographer living in Brooklyn. His underwater images capture women submerged and swimming towards the surface. There is a Pre-Raphaelite quality to the work, and a romantic stirring in the movement of the figures. The beautiful women seem trapped below the surface, but calm in their fate, like Ophelia floating down the river. At the same time, they pop with a young, fresh energy. Miles works under unique conditions, having to hold his breathe in order to capture every image. He is typically under the water for no more than half a minute before he swims up for air, and then down again. The prospect of capturing a winning shot gives him a rush of adrenaline that keeps him underwater, even when his lungs feel full. During the shoots, he works closely with his aunt, the artist Jennifer Hannaford. Jennifer uses the photographs to create large-scale realist paintings, which focus on the beautiful light patterns and reflections created through the water.

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Fine Art Print
2015, limited edition of 30
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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This piece is from my "Underwater" series. I enjoy working with gels in the studio, so it was nice to be able to bring a different color to a cooler temperature setting.

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