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Peter Scoones (27 October 1937 – 20 April 2014) was an Emmy Award winning underwater cameraman known for his evocative work on the oceans. His work inspired many people to dive and many divers to take up underwater photography.
Scoones is one of those very rare filmmakers who could visualise a new and exciting way to reveal a different side to his subjects. He could also invent the technology to make his vision reality. His naturalistic images are testimony not just to his imagination with a camera but also to his innovative equipment designs.
Peter Scoones was diving and taking underwater photographs from 1959 until his death. He originally trained as a naval architect and,with a keen interest in dinghy racing, his service with the RAF in the Far East initiated his underwater interests. He died aged 76 on 20 April 2014.
Earth - (Cinematographer/2009/Lensing/Awaiting Release)
Deep Blue - (Cinematographer/2005)
Planet Earth ( 2006 / Released ): Photography
Golden Seals of the Skeleton Coast ( 2001 / Released ): Photography
Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth ( 2000 / Released ): Photography
Humpback Whales ( 2000 / Released ): Photography
Otters—In the Stream of Life ( 2000 / Released ): Photography
Warnings From the Wild ( 2000 / Released ): Photography
Battle of the Sexes ( 1999 / Released ): Photography
Wild Indonesia ( 1999 / Released ): Photography
Crocodiles! ( 1998 / Released ): Photography
India: Land of the Tiger ( 1998 / Released ): Cinematographer
In the Wild ( 1995 / Released ): Photography
The Great White Shark ( 1995 / Released ): Photography
Antarctica: Life in the Freezer ( 1994 / Released ): Camera
Lifeforce ( 1992 / Released ): Photography
The Trials of Life ( 1991 / Released ): Camera
Scoones work first came to notice when he won the Gold Medal for the Best Amateur Film at the first Brighton International Film Festival. He subsequently won many awards including Underwater Photographer of the Year at Brighton (twice) and Best British Underwater Photographer at Birmingham (twice). In 2002, he was awarded the Colin Mcleod Award for “Furthering international co-operation in diving” by the British Sub Aqua Club.