These images centre around my interest in marine conservation and a general fascination with most matters of the ocean. These images were taken inside various commercial aquariums. Aquariums present a slightly uncomfortable dichotomy. Most are dedicated to raising important awareness regarding marine conservation issues however in doing so it is necessary to keep a small selection of marine life in potentially questionable circumstances. The animals are used as a spectacle to raise awareness for important causes and I am unsure how to feel about this situation. The images I have produced explore the strange artificial underwater landscapes in a ponderous and contemplative fashion.