Rok Kovačič

 

Is in love with the Oceans. As a philosopher and theologian he finds nature as a great inspiration for his creative work in photography.

In his work he catches intimate encounters with delicate sea creatures and reveals the hidden beauty of underwater spaces. He likes to portrait colorful and often very unusual dwellers of the seas. His distinctive style, vivid colors and incredible abstract macros make his photos stand out. He won many international awards and his works are published in various diving and photo magazines.

His great passion for diving and photography made him one of world’s best underwater photographers. This year he had 4 of 5 pictures in "TOP 10" at Underwater Photography World Championship in Bodrum (2011), winning GOLD in macro, and BRONZE in general classification, being the first Slovenian who achieved such great results. He is one of key persons that established IUPC (International Underwater Photography Cup), which at the time includes 60 photographers and 4 countries.

Rok had helped developing and testing the first underwater light shaping device. He is the first person in the world that presented this new technique on the world championship's podium, winning with an amazing shot of nudibranchi framed into red square. This is the way he set a new milestone in aesthetics of underwater photography.

Rok is always developing his techniques and his views of underwater scenery, so together with his creative projects I am sure he will keep us surprising with great works. Through education, awareness and passion for nature, people will shift and the Oceans will thrive.

Hopefuly people will understand the message soon enough, and all aftermath scenarios will stay fiction. Understand and react while you can.

 

"For many, water simply flows from a faucet, and they think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports."

- Sandra Postel,
Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity, 2003.