UNDERLOOK - A WAY OF PHOTOGRAPHING FROM UNDERNEATH
THE BEGINNING OF UNDERLOOK
"Underlook" started with a viral project called “Under-Cats” where a Lithuanian photographer Andrius Burba took pictures of cats from underneath. Project was made out of pure interest to see how the cats will look like photographed from this angle. Fortunately, it looked very interesting and the possibility to see animals from a different point of view kept the project going further.
A German book publisher "Riva" got interested in the “Under-Cats” project and offered to publish a photo book. Now you can find this picture book and it is called: "Unter-Katzen" (eng. “Under-Cats”). Later on we decided to make an "Under-Dogs" project and also publish a second photo book. Therefore we decided not to release our second project before the book and it was only released in April, 2017, more than a year later than "Under-Cats". The second book is called: "Unter-Hunden" (eng. “Under-Dogs”) and as the first one can be found at Amazon.
For now the biggest photo project made by “Underlook" is - "Under-Horse". In this project we tried to capture the beauty and sometimes the silliness of amazing horses from underneath. This photoshoot still inspires us to do more photoshoots of other big animals that have never been photographed like this before. That is why in the future we are aiming to make a photoshoot with even more exotic animals like tigers.
But not only animals or pets have been photographed in this angle. "Under-Bikes" is a project that gave us an understanding that there are 3 ways of photographing from underneath. In the "Under-Bikes" photoshoot we photographed bikes not by being under them but by turning a bike on a side so that after it was rotated 90 degrees it would look like we are looking at a bike from under.
The photoshoot of "Under-Bikes" was the first project that was done outside Lithuania. It took place in Groningen, Netherlands. That is why we have managed to get so many interesting bikes in one place. (special thanks to our dear friend Henrikas, the owner of a local bike shop).
Our most recently released project is called "Under-Cats-Colour" which has a colourful twist. Initially we always use a black background for our photos for many reasons. One of them is that the retouching process is way easier than with colourful backgrounds. Also when looking at the photo in the black background your full attention is on the object itself and not all the way around. Though we did experiment with colours before by photographing rabbits in a project "Under-Rabbit" but we did not manage to get the quality we can see with "Under-Cats-Colour".
OPEN PHOTOSHOOTS AND SHOP
Since 2017 we have started to organise personal pet photoshoots for people who would love to have their pets photographed in an “Underlook" style. Since the beginning we had lots of questions of where could people get their pets photographed this way. And it was only fair to offer a possibility for other people as well to get their pet photographed from underneath. If you wish us to come to you, you can fill out the form so that we could contact you when the photoshoot is in town:)
Moreover we have an internet shop too, where you might find something interesting for you or your friends. We hope to build our brand on something that lasts, is a good quality and most important of all, puts a smile on your face:)
It shows a great support for us, from you.
Thank you for being a part of something amazing.
With love <3,
WHO IS UNDERLOOK TEAM?
We believe that "Underlook team" consists of anyone who has ever helped with this project in any way, therefore the list is huge. Bellow we put the most involved members of "Underlook team".
Founder and Photographer
The heart of UNDERLOOK
International Project manager