Pierre Carreau’s frozen wave photography


Pierre Carreau shoots waves at high speeds to stop their motion and freeze them in stunning sculptures of light and reflection.

The title of Carreau’s project is “AquaViva”, and is a study of wave shapes. ​”I like the fact that this energy comes from far away to be revealed on our beaches.” His facination with the waves started at a young age. “Each wave is different and a single wave offers various beautiful shapes and light reflection.”

Pierre take hundreds of photos to capture the right moment. In his words, “Digital photography and the best camera and lens are absolutely necessary to create my images. Technology allows me to make it possible”.

Pierre has found small waves to be more interesting to him as they show details and transparency that are not visible on huge waves.

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