These magical underwater photographs by New York-based photographer Simon Harsent are so moody and dramatic. The series, entitled Into the Abyss, was created in collaboration with the artist's father and award-winning poet, David Harsent. The two produced this photo series and poem project as part of the Pool Collective's inaugural publication, Blow Up.
Using dark and dramatic lighting and a very simple color palette, Harsent's images evoke a very sad and lonely atmosphere. He brings to life the imagined scenario of a young girl, lost in an abyss of darkness, seeking some kind of escape. Viewers can't help but find themselves experiencing a sense of gloomy wonder about the young girl, how she got to this dark place, and where she might end up. The images sit alongside David Harsent's poem below, also entitled Into the Abyss. The collective project is an incredibly powerful display of the talented father-son team.