Aaron Wong - This is Aaron Wong, Underwater Cameraman
Aaron Wong is one of the most published and recognized underwater photographer in Asia. With over a decade of experience and countless international awards to his name, including Our World Underwater, Through the Lens, and BBC Wildlife Photographer. Aaron’s underwater images have set a whole new standard for the industry.
As a commercial photographer by trade, Aaron has shot for countless fashion magazines, celebrities and Ad campaigns. It is this polished and detailed eye that he brings into the underwater world. What results is a sublime body of work that highlights the beauty and subtle mystery of the world beneath the waves.
Aaron’s underwater images has graced the pages of dive publications like Scuba Diving (USA), Alert Diver, Sport Diver, Fifty Fathoms, Wetpixel Quarterly, Tarzan (Japan), Red Bulletin (Austria), Unterwasser (Germany), Aquanaut (Germany), Asian Diver, Asian Geographic, Underwater Photography web magazine, Dive Photo Guide, and Scuba Diver Australasia where he also contributes as a field editor.
In 2006, Aaron started the WATER.COLORS project where he merged two of his greatest passions by bringing fashion photography underwater. Since than, underwater images of graceful models, have graced the pages of fashion magazines, won awards, and fronted Ad campaigns.
In April 2011, Aaron published his first book titled ‘WATER.COLORS’ showcasing some of the most stunning underwater images the world has ever seen. In April 2012, Aaron published his 2nd book titled ‘THE BLUE WITHIN’.
Fore worded by David Doubilet, this book showcases the best of his award winning underwater images from a decade of underwater exploration.
Through his images, Aaron helps spread the message of marine conservation. Most notably is his work with sharks where he campaigns actively for the projection of these beautiful animals. As the ambassador of Shark Savers, Aaron started the ‘FINished with Fins’ campaign, which aims to educate the mainstream media on the reality of shark finning.
Aaron now divides his time between his studio work and the protection and exploration of the world’s oceans.
“As a photographer, the underwater world is a very unforgiving environment to work in. Camera and man are put in places they were never preordained to go. But for those who do, Mother Nature offers the most spectacular show on earth.
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Afelandra´s professional life started as a model, however science was her calling.