If you don't believe in destiny, you haven't heard the story of Wayne Levin. At the age of 12, Levin's father gave him a camera and a kit to develop his own film, which began young Levin's fascination with photography. His life experiences led him around the world, where Levin started documenting his travels. It was during his frequent trips to Hawaii that he found his calling, first as an underwater photographer of surfers and, later, as an artist who wanted to capture sea life in a starkly different way. As his website states, "A friend suggested he photograph the dolphins in Kealakekua Bay, which led to a re-immersion into underwater photography. During the following years he received magazine assignments to photograph throughout the Pacific and Caribbean and further developed his reputation as a black and white underwater photographer."
Levin's photos are not only artistic but deeply moving and dramatic. I like what one critic says about his work, "the artist's intention is not exactly to reveal the world beneath the surface, but, rather, to deepen the mystery."
Thanks, Marica, for the tip!