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8 QUESTIONS DAVID DOUBILET

"The more I uncover, the more I realise what I don’t know", says famed underwater photographer David Doubilet

Despite a 50-year career, David Doubilet says there are still many things he has yet to discover

Published on Aug 4, 2014 7:22 PM
 

American underwater photographer David Doubilet was only eight years old when he became enamoured with the underwater world while snorkelling at a summer camp in the Adirondack Mountains.

He says: "As a child, I was not happy being on the surface. I saw what it looked like underwater in the small lake I was in and told myself this was a new world I wanted to be."

When he was 12, he made his first underwater camera by putting a Brownie Hawkeye camera into a rubber anaesthesiologist bag and attaching it to the remains of an old diving mask.

Now 67, he is one of the world's most acclaimed underwater photographers and has published nearly 70 stories for National Geographic Magazine since his first assignment in 1971.

 
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CORAL, FIRE & ICE: EXPLORE SECRET UNDERWATER WORLDS WITH DAVID DOUBILET

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

When: Aug 25, 7.30pm

Admission: $39 and $49 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to sistic.com.sg)

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