UW360 talks to underwater photographer Imran Ahmad about his amazing career and images
Imran Ahmad is one of Asia’s most celebrated and internationally published underwater photographer. He has been capturing the magnificence of life both below and above the waves for over 20 years. His style is different from anything seen. He is known for his experimental photography with light and motion. Imran graduated from Middlesex University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Making. He is an ambassador for SEACAM, Blancpain Ocean Commitment, RGB Lights (Japan), Deepblu, and a member of the Ocean Artist Society. He spends much of his time as a professional photographer giving presentations, promoting photography in all its aspect, both as an art and documentation. He lives out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with wife and daughter, Izabell, all the while running various photography workshops around the world.
The story behind your most memorable underwater shot?
It feels so natural when I’m in the ocean. When photographing underwater, Asia is where my heart is. From Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, to Brunei. We have the best dives filled with reefs on steroids, as well as massive schools of fishes and a rich diversity of marine life. A place I call my home.
The site you’d most like to dive, but never have?
The weirdest thing you’ve seen underwater?
What camera equipment are you currently using?
What is the highlight of your career?
… And the low point?
Any advice that you’d like to give to aspiring underwater photographers?
Is there any particular shot that you still want to get?