We’d like to be under the sea, in an octopus’ gallery

We dove deep into the briny depths of the interwebs and found this treasure trove on 1800Recycling. It’s an underwater art gallery created by Austrian advertising photographer and artist Andreas Franke. His project, “The Vandenberg: Life Below The Surface” can be found about 7 miles off Key West, FL in a ship that is the world’s second largest artificial reef.

Franke photographed the Vandenberg and digitally inserted figures and different scenes. The waterproof gallery features 12 of his best pieces at a depth of 93 feet along the Vandenberg’s starboard deck. Since August 4, 2011, any certified diver can visit. Each photograph is pressed between two sheets of Plexiglas and enclosed by a stainless steel frame that has been sealed with silicone to keep out the water. The frames are attached to the ship’s walls with strong magnets, making it easy to remove them at the end of the exhibition.

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