The photographs were taken in the waters of the Mecklenburg Lake District in 2020 and 2021. An underwater camera was used, but not by way of the standard diving procedure. I've worked according to the principle of “controlled chance,” that is, the camera was held in the water in places that seem appropriate when viewed from above, but it was impossible to monitor the resulting image in the viewfinder. Some of the photographs were realized in shallow shoreline areas or ditches, while floating rafts were used to take shots in deeper waters.
Making-of images © Beatrice Staib