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What’s Hidden? Assignment Proposal

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What’s Hidden? A very good question.

Many people incorrectly place a negative stigma upon spear-fishers, however I intend to create a piece whereby these silhouettes are given a name, a face. A story. I intend to discuss the relationship each “spearo” has with the ocean – the respect, love and commitment – and reduce the negativity associated with such a sport. Having recently diversified into loving this sport, many friends have now taken up spearing, and the excitement they show when sharing their latest dive is infectious and some of their catches are rather impressive!

"Blue Sights" - Nautilus Spearfishing

“Blue Sights” – Nautilus Spearfishing

Similar to this photograph from Nautilus Spearfishing, i hope to capture the eerie serenity attached to underwater adventures – the blissful silence, stillness of the diver, yet movement and life all around. It will hopefully include a variety of shots of the divers themselves, the point-of-view aspect from the divers, and scenes of the aquatic life they dive amongst. I shall be including sounds captured when out diving, along with the “chilled-out” music synonymous with beach vibes in the pre- and post-ludes. The key characters will include my friends who go out spearfishing, discussing what they love about it and everything else they associate with the sport, along with possibly the view of a traditional rod-and-reel fisherman sharing his views on the sport.

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Author: David Atherton

Sports and travel writer, UOWTV Journalist

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