biography

Terence Arpino

E-mail: Aquaticphotographic@googlemail.com or terry@aquaphotos.org
Mobile: 079 4146 6118

terry-bioMy photography represents several decades of appreciation and preservation of the underwater world, aiming at passing on my affection for the diverse and fragile marine life through my images, in order to raise awareness and gain the observer’s appreciation for this beautiful but endangered habitat.

I do not retouch my images, with the exception of 3D Lenticulars; they are a direct imprint of the underwater flora and fauna, presented through fine art. For the past three years I have been working with Jeffrey Rob, who has developed a state of the art 3D printing technology producing spectacular images. Each print takes the observer right into the particular underwater scene and I believe it stirs more affection and appreciation than any other type of printing.

Education

  • 1982 P.A.D.I. Dive Master  
  • 1982 CMAS Dive Instructor 
  • 1971-73 Studied at London School of Printing
  • 1971-73 Photojournalism apprenticeship at Odhams Press
  • 1971 SAA – PADI –  British Society of Underwater Photographers membership

2013 Exhibitions

  • October: Exhibiting 3D Lenticulars at the International Dive  NEC, in aid of Bite Back
  • October: Exhibiting 3D Lenticulars at Marsa Alam, Egypt
  • Since September: Permanent display of 3D Lenticulars at Creativations, Chelsea
  • June: Exhibition “Oceans in 3D”, Bowman Gallery, Richmond, joint with another artist, in aid of Help for Heroes

Past exhibitions include:

  • Solo exhibition at Collection Gallery, South Kensington
  • Solo-Exhibition at the London Aquarium (Jacques Cousteau Tribute) 
  • Solo exhibition at the cornerHOUSE Gallery, Surbiton
  • Group exhibition, Best of Brits, Los Angeles, CLProjects
  • Group exhibition at the V&A
  • Various solo and group exhibition arranged by Artbelow, including the Underground Gallery in Battersea
  • Group exhibition, “Red Sea”,  Natural History Museum
  • Group exhibition at Royal Overseas League in aid of Nepal Charity
  • Group exhibition “Angel of Art”, Islington      
  • Group exhibition at Brighton Film Festival
  • Group exhibition at RA  Maritime England

Underwater Photography

Selected underwater photography trips:

  • Egypt & Red Sea, various locations, British Society of Underwater Photographers
  • Wreck diving at Truk Lagoon (Micronesia,  South Pacific), Normandy and Ireland with HMS Manly, among many other location
  • Shark diving, Fiji, Aqua- Trek
  • Belize,  Ambergris Cay, Hol Chan  Marine Reserve
  • Philippines, Puerto Galera
  • Thailand, Pi- Pi Island
  • Co – Co Islands, Costa Rica, with Aggressor Fleet
  • Zembra, North Africa
  • Maldives, Kema 

Commissions

  • Audio Visual presentation for the Jamaican Tourist Board (presented to the Jamaican High Commission)
  • Mombassa, Kenya, photography for Wings Tour Operator brochure 
  • Bermuda, photography commission for Levi Jeans Sales Director Howie Williams  
  • Turkey, photography commission for Turkish Tourist Board

Collections

Notable collections:

  • Levi Jeans Sales Director Howie Williams, private collection
  • Fabio Mazzocchini, private collection

Media and Publications

Publications and media coverage include:

  • BBC Nationwide
  • Diving magazine
  • The Resident Magazine
  • Daily Telegraph
  • Surrey Comet
  • Richmond & Twickenham Times
  • Professional Photography (Kodak)