Silent Kingdom: A World Beneath the Ocean by Christian Vizl

This photography installation was released in 2019, but I actually just came across it via the “Calm” app that I sometimes use to help me fall asleep at night. The photographs included in it all accomplish the goal that we talked about in our class this past week, by encompassing a sense of feeling or a particular emotion without using specifically representing that feeling or emotion. The entirely black and white photos of ocean creatures convey a sense of calmness and quiet in a way that’s almost otherworldly, all while never actually telling the viewer that that’s the feeling they are supposed to have. The simplicity and black and white palettes are extremely effective in letting the feeling and ambiance of the images speak for themselves.

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