I ’m Pier Mané, an Italian underwater photographer, living between South Africa and wherever in the world my work takes me. Self-taught, I continue to improve my techniques as I wait for and capture awe-inspiring underwater images. Wide-angle photography, especially, has afforded me many breath-taking vistas (an Italian word; you’re welcome).
Through underwater photography, I nourish and express the artistic part of my soul, as well as my deep love for the ocean and my drive to push my physical boundaries by striving to master ever-advanced photographic techniques.
Like many underwater photographers, I’m keen on raising awareness of the miraculous ocean ecosystem, which is alarmingly threatened by so many human activities. Mankind’s casual disregard for the world’s oceans even though their inhabitants are remarkably adaptive, put us all at risk of unfathomable loss. Yet we who visit its depths regularly can and do fathom it.