Shawn Mrzena has been connected to the water from an early age; his earliest memories are of spending the morning hours playing and discovering the marine life in the Florida panhandle. His passion and connection to the ocean was rekindled when he became a certified scuba diver in 2007.
With a Visual Communications degree from the Art Institute of Seattle it was only a matter of time until his artistic side crossed paths with a passion for the ocean. Self-taught in photography Shawn Mrzena has been capturing underwater images since 2007 from the cold waters of the Puget Sound to the warm waters of Indonesia.
“With my love of the ocean and drive for adventure, the world of underwater photography has given me the perfect playground and forum to share the wonderful images the ocean has to offer with others. With its challenges of dealing with a limited amount of air, at times heavy currents, the unpredictability of the reef life, while dealing with both dive and camera equipment each picture comes with its own unique story.”