Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.
Get ready to pack your bags! Let’s take a trip and seek out some clear waters where we can capture shots like this.
Called over-unders, split-shots, or just splits, this photographic technique helps you see both what’s inside the water and outside of it at the same time. The lens (usually fisheye) is positioned half above the water and half below the water. If you’re inspired to try this out yourself, you can find out what gear you’ll need along with some useful tips at the Underwater Photography Guide and Dive Photo Guide.
Here, then, are 20+ photos that we hope you’ll think about the next time you’re planning a vacation. How amazing would it be to bring home pictures like this?
First photo credit: David Doubilet