Isabella Maffei was born in Varese, Italy in 1973, where she still lives. A true passion for the ocean drove her to become a scuba instructor and manage her dive center, Deep Avenue, in Mendrisio, in the Italian side of Switzerland.
Underwater photography is a form of communication, a universal visual language which meets my ambition to tell without a word the amazing beauty of nature. My underwater photography is my way to communicate using an universal visual language; it comes from my strong ambition to tell, to describe without words the marine underwater perfection. I fancy the idea to shoot dynamic pictures in order to draw the observer inside the image. I love it so much and I cannot consider anymore a picture as a static, bi-dimensional image. Anytime I dive, my Nikon camera is with me, as an added part of my body. My love for the diving underwater continues to build. However, I do not look anymore the Neptune’s Garden through my mask but rather through my camera’s shutter.
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