Shot at Clovelly for The Australian Ballet's production of Swan Lake, these photographs involved an immense amount of preparation. The ballerina had to have weights sown into her tutu. The production team spent the day hanging off a large inner tube, diving with held breath to watch the magic being created. Clovelly is a marine sanctuary and there are fish everywhere (they've been retouched out). Tourists would occasionally swim over to enquire politely what was happening.
Kendo, originally shot in Los Angeles for UCLA Magazine, these images were used twice for The London Cup.
For a special Olympic issue of Black and White Magazine, butterfly swimmer Felicity Galvez wanted to become a butterfly. With the aid of retoucher Keith Lo Bue her wish was granted. Its not a costume - the butterfly wings were obtained from the Australian Museum and measured only a few centimetres across.
People either get this instantly, or not for a few minutes. Is the joke possibly too subtle?