At the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea
For the last 20 years Enric Madrenas has worked with devotion to offer us a close view of the bottom of the sea. His passion for scuba diving resulted quickly in a real interest for underwater images and therefore he became a very peculiar photographer. He admits having a personal and strong connection with the Mediterranean Sea. “I have played as a child in its shores and now, it is there, at the Mediterranean Sea where I do most of my job. It is also my shelter at weekends”, explains this artist of underwater photography, a discipline where he has become a real master over the years, with many others following his steps.
However, this artist from Barcelona, who is deeply in love with the Mediterranean Sea, has a passion which goes far beyond taking pictures of fishes, corals or waters in every possible shade of blue. He takes photographs of shipwreck debris. He says his interest in this type of photographs is the combination of his love for adventure boosted by the scuba diving activity and his tendency to collect, a typical trend in every image collector. “I decided to take black-and-white photographs, at first analogical and later digital”, the photographer explains, “because I wanted the drama involved in every shipwreck to be reflected in my photographs”.
Enric started to work with underwater photography when he became interested in marine biology, but his interest quickly turned towards the hidden history of the sea, those terrible water disasters nobody remembers and he decided to focus on those ships abandoned in the sea. However, his collections of more than 6.000 photographs taken during the last 20 years include a variety of subjects.