In this striking series of the Giants, australian photographer Jem Cresswell explores the behavior and undeniable beauty of the humpback whale.
Captured in the southern Pacific Ocean over the course of three years, through the lens of Jem we have an intimate glimpse of the “gentle giants” as they adventure into their annual migration to Tonga, their native breading ground.
It feels like we are immersed in the elements, not just observing from afar, but for a second it feels like we are there.
What makes these portraits powerful is the black and white rendering. It showcases the natural beauty of the humpback whales and also the talent of Jem Cresswell. It’s an interesting combination that steals your eyes in a moment. Especially if we take in consideration the amount of organic matter present in the ocean. The rendering of the photos put the whales front and center. No distracting details in the background, just the pure and natural beauty of these amazing giants. What do you think?
If you would like to find out more about the project you can visit Jem Crresswell’s portfolio website or the Instagram account dedicated to this series. This projects is being updated by Jem on the project’s Instagram account, so maybe you would like to keep an I on that.