DescriptionHere, I spent nearly an hour using a closed circuit rebreather, silently and stealthily observing this school of reef fish awaiting the perfect photo opportunity. Photo (c) M. Lombardi. Bimini 2003.
Michael Lombardi, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Member Since October 2006 Artist Statement I have been involved in ocean exploration since 1999. With my career starting off as a marine scientist and commercial diver, I was afforded many unique opportunities to experience the underwater world. Beginning in 2002, I became more frequently involved in very deep and cave exploration, and even ventured to Antarctica to dive beneath the ice. Camera in hand, ever since, I have made a committment to document the discoveries that I have been witness to, and hope to communicate the sciences through my artwork. A portion of every purchase supports a non-profit organization called Ocean Opportunity which I started in 2003. To learn more about my work, visit www.oceanopportunity.com.