Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Karin is a versatile photographer. She publishes her work in various national and international magazines and on websites. An interview once stated that enthusiasm is her strength. Karin thinks she just is having fun in shooting pictures and that is what you see in her work.

Besides her work as an underwater "nature" photographer, she also works as an underwater "fashion" photographer. This is a unique and unknown form of photography. Dutch well known couturier Ronald Kolk was so taken with her work that he gave her some of his expensive dresses for a shoot, resulting in a wonderful series of photos.

Karin also enjoys wedding photography. She says she is not a traditional wedding photographer who emphasizes the romance. Karin's wedding photography just screams joy. Anything goes, according to her. The newlyweds have to feel a connection with Karin's enthusiasm, but when it’s there this will result in amazing photo's.

Monday, June 15, 2015


Christian Gloor was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1971.
Since this beautiful country is not famous for turquoise seas and white beaches, he’s grateful to his parents for taking him on holiday every year. He would then disappear for most of the day with mask and snorkel in search of all sorts of marine creatures, getting himself bitten or stung a few times.

His first scuba dive came later, in 1994 in the Bahamas and he got certified in California in 1997.
Most of his further training, up to PADI MSDT was done in the lakes in his home country.
In 2009, he decided to leave his office work and Switzerland to work as a dive instructor in Greece. It was followed by Thailand where he became a technical diving instructor, and now, Indonesia where he has been working as a dive resort manager in the very famous Lembeh Strait.

His first underwater photography experience was in the Philippines in 2001 with a film camera borrowed from a friend. That pretty expensive piece of equipment flooded on the first dive. Most people would learn better, but being stubborn, he went through a few digital point and shoot cameras since then. None of them flooded… yet.

Three years ago, he left behind the automatic settings of his camera and the quality of his pictures really improved. He finally invested in a mirrorless camera and a nice housing. That setup works like a charm for the tiny critters he loves to shoot.
His working/shooting location implies that his portfolio is mainly macro photography but gives him a great opportunity to improve his technique and creativity.

Photo galleries:

Current equipment:
Olympus OMD E-M5 with Nauticam housing
Sea & Sea YS-01 and YS-110a strobes
Retra snoot
i-Torch Video Pro 6
Subsee +10 and INON UCL-165