“Original underwater photography is hard to come by, but Elena Kalis encapsulates whimsical emotion in every frame. Combining extraordinary styling with striking portraits, she makes you think ‘I wish I’d thought of that’, and despite the way water warps colour, works exceptionally with the palettes of scenes and subjects. Elena excels in a specialism which is particularly difficult to master to such an extent and is an artist in her own right.”
Five years ago Elena purchased an Ikelite housing for her Canon camera. Since then, her underwater photography has encountered interest from around the world. She has over 1.7 million followers on Google+, more than 400K on Facebook, and near 200,000 on Instagram. Based in the Bahamas, Elena spends a lot of time in the water. She hopes to inspire others to take an untraditional approach to underwater photography.