For the fourth episode of this blog, I am keen to introduce you to a very interesting photograph taken by another great contemporary yacht photographer: the Argentinian Matias Capizzano.
What I have always appreciated about Matias’ production is his ability to capture the typical movements of sailing and make them somehow different; being it because of a research on new perspectives, or the intention to show the funny side of a sport competition, his style is -in my opinion- fittingly expressed in this picture that I like to title “The Upside Down World” (It’s just for this blog! The first time that I saw this picture I immediately thought about the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean”, when the tall ship Black Pearl needed to capsized to come back from the Dead Land; “Up is down and down is up”).
The comment of the photographer: “The picture was taken during the 2018 Optimist World’s Championship in Cyprus. Thailand won the Team Race Worlds against USA. After the end of the final race, the young sailors started to celebrate the winning jumping in the water. I was making some shots of their jumps and then I decided to jump into the water too with my waterproof case camera. The sailor in the photo is Panwa Boonnak THA 244”
To me, the simple idea of changing the point of view, by jumping into the water and taking pictures of the capsized boats with people inside is what made the difference. Sometimes we don’t need much to create something cool. It’s easy to capture a moment of joy after a win, big smiles, hugs between coaches and sailors, people jumping into the water… But Matias found a new way to show this feeling of happiness.