With my photographs of The Sinking World, I want to pull the spectators into unreal and strange worlds. Ordinary scenes of the past play within a fictional space and become dreamworlds you can get lost in or you can identify with.

Andreas Franke about his work.


Andreas Franke is known for his talent for pushing the boundaries of photography, but diving is his passion.

In 2010 Franke merged talent and passion with his long-term dream of an extraordinary art project, resulting in the opening of the world‘s first underwater photo exhibit on the USNS Vandenberg, a shipwreck off the coast of Key West, Florida.

The response of visitors and the international media confirmed the wide spread fascination with the idea and more projects followed.