A Family Downunder / by Kelly Kirlin

It's always a great feeling when a fellow artist asks you to create a piece of your own artwork for them. My dear friend, master printer, and owner of Infinite Editions in Colorado asked me to create a family portrait for him of his 3 children. The catch? To do it underwater in my signature colorful, saturated, opulent style! Photographing one person underwater holds its own challenges, but try photographing 3 kids underwater as they are swimming towards you with clothes on! Needless to say, I was extremely pleased with how this photo turned out! And as an added bonus, we had a little fun with his youngest son afterwards by filling a basketball up with water so he could "slam dunk" it into the deep end!