Antti Apunen & Janne Suhonen
Divers of the Dark
Author Antti Apunen is a Helsinki-based writer and entrepreneur in the marketing field. Born in 1971, he has a background in journalism and still works with several newspapers and magazines.
Janne Suhonen is a Helsinki-based freelance photographer. Born in 1975, he graduated from the Lahti Design Institute and specialises in underwater photography.
Antti and Janne have been diving together for many years and have visited caves and seas all over the world. They started their common underwater documentation projects in 2005. The first article published was about Molnar Janos cave in Budapest. The article lead into a book project, Divers of the Dark (published 2009). The book was soon followed by two documentary projects that are still under production. The first of them, Evacuation of Hanko project grew from the long-time research and finding of previously undived WWII wrecks in the Gulf of Finland. The other passion for Antti and Janne, cave diving, is a subject to another ongoing project. The first part of the series is about exploring caves in France. The lead diver for the project was Phil Short. See more information, pictures and videos about the projects and the Divers of the Dark team members at www.diversofthedark.com.
Previous Baltictech - Topic of the lecture: Images from extreme cave exploration dives
Divers of the Dark take you to the underwater realms of Herault and Lot regions of France. Their powerful new lights and HD cameras follow Phil Short through the deep and rarely seen parts of the (not always) crystal clear caves. Antti and Janne will also present unseen video footage from Orda cave in Russia and exploration in Plura cave in Norway. The videos are shot for an upcoming documentary about cave diving. It will drill into the lessons learned in filming extreme cave dives. Antti and Janne will explain in detail how the dives and shots were planned, what the results were – and of course what went wrong.