Enric Gener | 27mm | Photographer

27MM is my personal underwater photography project. Due to my addiction of unexpected feeling before jump into the sea, I devotes myself into improvisations instead of posed or prepared photo shoot, presenting the interaction between people, animals and the sea, as well as the sensations to be under the water with calm, peace and silence.Where are you from?

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Menorca, Mediterranean Sea

What's your passion?

The sea.

What's a typical day like for you?

Half a day working as a motionographer in my studio and half day in the sea. Always bringing the camera, but I don't use it always.

What are the fondest memories from your upbringing that you feel impacted your life choices and lifestyle today?

I live on a small island surrounded by the sea, and my father was always passionate about the sea. The sailing, swimming, diving...

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What/who currently inspires you?

The life in and around the sea. Animals and Humans. Their behaviour their lifestyle.

What path did you choose after leaving school?

I moved away from the island where I was born, and I spent 6 years at the university and working. After that, I quit my job and became freelance to start my current lifestyle. Working remotely and always living close to the sea. I am always moving around the world, looking for new seas to discover.

What have been the biggest challenges you've had to overcome?

Finding a passion and a lifestyle thats fits in your personality. We grow up with too many cliches and it is hard work to erase them and build something new.

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What would you most like to change in the world/environment today?

Overfishing and over-production of plastic.

What do you value most in life?

Time, without doubt.

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Are there any books/documentaries that have guided your thinking?

No really, I have always been a bad reader; my parents didn’t read newspapers or have many books at home. But one thing was mandatory: every month we had the National Geographic magazine at home. Because we never traveled, that magazine was my window to the world and a door to the imagination.

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What brings you the most joy?

Swimming or freediving with pelagic sea life.

What legacy do you hope to leave?

Respect and love for the sea.