There is a brutal irony in taking oceanic pictures on celluloid. These tidal scenes will gradually degrade while my plastic film shall continue to immortalise this ecosystem and the moments captured within it. The sea knows no difference between the materials of my camera and the debris that collects on ocean floors or embeds itself in shorelines and stomachs. My body will breakdown long before my Nikonos V and the plastic film within it. Beneath the waves it seems I share more with the coral than the camera in my hands.
Ella-Maude Wilson is an emerging photographer, part-time seal, and full-time art student.