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In the Deep: An Undersea Photographic Essay

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Newsletter of the Department of English
at Arizona State University

Fall 2017-Spring 2018
Volume 21

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

―Francis Bacon

Department of English professor Paul Kei Matsuda has taken up deep sea photography on his sojourns around the world. (Matsuda is a frequent and sought-after international speaker.) He is also a SCUBA diving instructor. Following are examples of his underwater work; for more incredible images of ocean flora and fauna visit Matsuda's Flickr page.

A whale shark / Photograph by Paul Kei Matsuda
A whale shark
A peacock mantis shrimp / Photograph by Paul Kei Matsuda
A peacock mantis shrimp
A porcelain anemone crab / Photograph by Paul Kei Matsuda
A porcelain anemone crab

 

Paul Kei Matsuda engaging in underwater photography, shooting a whale shark. / Courtesy photo
The artist becomes the subject: Paul Kei Matsuda photographing a whale shark.

—Meghan Bacino curated these images.