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Last activity: Jun 10, 2014
Joined: Apr 30, 2009

Cal Mero

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cal Mero Underwater Photography

Mayhem #1199166

About me
Firstly, view www.calmero.com.au

VIEW www.underwaterfashion.org and join the forums for any questions on underwater fashion

Just moved back to MELBOURNE for a few months.

I'm a marine biologist and international award winning underwater wildlife photographer. I've had my works in exhibitions around the globe including Melbourne, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Chicago, New Jersey and Indonesia . My wildlife work has been featured by various international publications/organizations (print and E-magazines) including New Scienist, Walkerly, XRay, Scuba Diver Australasia, Asian Geographic and the National Geographic. I'm currently based in CAIRNS. I've started shooting models underwater in preparation for a new exhibition focusing on fine art and conceptual underwater work.

I believe that quality photography is the result of a good working relationship between photographer and model. I'm currently looking for models interested in TF* work - preferably on an on-going basis.

Photography should be an enjoyable experience so expect to have a lot of laughs, a glass or two of wine and an overall good time. I also require to catch up with potential models for a coffee before the shoot - it just helps to clarify the overall goals/ideas behind the shoot. (and to make sure your not a screaming diva)

Underwater modeling is difficult. Models have to be able to comfortably open their eyes underwater and appear natural/relaxed.

What to expect from me: Models working with me will recieve 5-10 edited images.

Please feel free to contact me on 0413 099 472 for any inquiries.




Here is a select list of international underwater photography awards.


1st place Underwater Art Catergory - Scuba Diving Australasia/Asian Geographic 2009

1st place Young Underwater Photographer - Scuba Diving Australasia/Asian Geographic 2009

This award is one of the most highly coverted awards in underwater photography. David Doubilet is National Geographic's underwater photographer in residence.

David Doubilet award for excellence in underwater photography 2009

These are from the "superbowls" of underwater photography:

Best of Show - Beneath the sea 2009

1st place Macro unrestricted - Our World Underwater

2nd place Conservation and Environment - DEEP Indonesia

These are from prestigious international underwater photographic societies:

1st place Marine related at the 45th Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society international competition

2nd place Behaviour at the 45th Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society international competition

2nd place - British Society of Underwater Photographers 2008

Honorable Mention - 44th Northern Californian Underwater photographic society international competition

2nd and 3rd place Young Underwater Photographer of the Year - Scuba diving Australasia 2008


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