Last year, Austrian Andreas Franke, an avid diver and professional photographer, explored the Vandenberg shipwreck off Key West, Florida taking several photos of the sunken ship. When he returned to Austria and examined his shots, Franke had an interesting idea. The ship, which was sunk as an artificial reef, would find a renewed purpose.
"Even though there is so much life, marine life, all over and around it, the shipwreck itself, to me, is a dead thing," Franke said. "But I thought that if I put people on it, then there would again be life on that ship."
At a depth of 93 feet, divers attached strong magnets from Franke's photographs to the boat's starboard side. To keep water out, the images are encased in 3 millimeter plexiglass and mounted in stainless steel frames sealed with silicone. No harmful materials were used in the installation of the exhibit.
Vandenberg: Life Below the Surface website
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