The Sinking World of Andreas Franke

An underwater art gallery aboard the sunken WWII vessel, USS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, displays the ghostly photography of Andreas Franke.

An avid diver, Andreas Franke used underwater photographs from the Vandenberg together with studio photographs to create a mysterious, magical world. The photographs were mounted to the sides of the sunken ship, sealed with plexiglass and put into stainless steel frames with magnets from January 17-February 15, 2013.

The photos on the left are the original photos attached to the underwater vessel, and the ones on the right are the photos after the one month duration of the underwater exhibition, adding a stunning patina created by algae and microorganisms in the salt water.