Pin-up photoshoots were a dime a dozen in the late 30's, but Bruce Mozert changed the game with his revolutionary underwater scenes.


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The American photographer exploded into the mainstream media in 1938 with his dazzling shots of models reading, cooking, and drinking champagne on the ocean floor. Mozert built a waterproof casing for his camera, and used condensed milk to create the amazing 'smoke' effect seen in one photo, since its fat content would cause it to rise. His project may have been low budget, but it was definitely high on innovation.

The photos captured became promotional tools for Silver Springs, the location of the shoot. They helped increase tourism to the coastal city in Florida, known for its crystal clear waters, and jumpstarted Bruce Mozert's career in photography.

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Yvonne Bernal 6 months ago

OMGoodness . . . Her waistline is tiny!

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Superluminal1 6 months ago

Honey, it says global warming will increase sea levels.

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Superluminal1 6 months ago

Is she a hooker?

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Yvonne Bernal 6 months ago

. It must have been from her oxygen supply, but it gives the illusion of the seahorse breathing underwater. My favorite pic so far!

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Yvonne Bernal 6 months ago

I'm left wondering how that newspaper never tore

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Yvonne Bernal 6 months ago

Condensed milk for smoke? Who would have thought!

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Superluminal1 6 months ago

That's what you get for overwatering the lawn.

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Superluminal1 6 months ago

Engaged in a deep conversation.

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Yvonne Bernal 6 months ago

She sure does resemble Jackie O

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Joe Dad 6 months ago

Now this is a really cool photo!

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Superluminal1 6 months ago

He's in over his head.

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Superluminal1 6 months ago

Overfilled the tub a bit.

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Yvonne Bernal 6 months ago

I can't even figure out what's going on in this picture! lol

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Lou Wow 6 months ago

Aloha!

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Yvonne Bernal 6 months ago

That infamous 'toe point' - I've seen it MANY times in older photography. I can remember my mother and grandmother doing it too.

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Kennedy Campanella 6 months ago

It's like shooting fish in a barrel!

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Lou Wow 6 months ago

That's one heck of an ocean view.

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Alexandra Lee 6 months ago

her profile is beautiful!

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Alexandra Lee 6 months ago

heeeerreeeee comes the tickle monster!

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