Behind the scenes images from the filming of the upcoming The Hydrous VR360 ocean education documentary shot in Palau.
Executive Producer: Dr. Erika Woolsey
Underwater Director of Photography / Cameraman: Rick Miskiv
Photos: Pete Niesen
An expedition to observe and document the massive annual grouper spawning aggregation in Fakarava, French Polynesia with the crew of Unique Dive Expeditions, Palau and 22 DEGREES. Based on the experience of discovering the timing of the grouper spawning aggregation in Ulong Channel, Palau. The U.D.E. team led by Richard Barnden and Paul Collins was able to work out the correct timing of the Tahiti spawning through a disciplined and informed process.
All photos: Rick Miskiv
Founded in Palau , 22 DEGREES is a diving gear and apparel brand that features a jacket made of neoprene designed specifically for people who work on the ocean. The latest iteration features eco innovating neoprene made from post production scraps and recycled tires, and was featured on www.uncrate.com.
Owner / Product Design / Photography:
Photographs taken while on expedition in Baja and Playa Del Carmen.
Website redesign for The Hydrous, Feb 2017
Design planning, designer, custom code (html/css), and contributing photographer.
Hydrous Event Materials, August 2017
Design and photography for event banners, business cards and postcards.
Palau VR Expedition T-Shirt Design, Jan 2018
"Blackwater / Open Blue" is a large format picture book of photographs taken by renowned Scott Gutsy Tuason from expeditions around the world. Featuring groundbreaking work in the area of Blackwater macro photography, side by side with epic open water pelagic photography of whales, sharks and more.
Photography: Scott Gutsy Tuason
Book design & photo editing: Rick Miskiv
Blackwater and Open Blue has won the prestigious UPY2017 Underwater Photography Book of the Year award.
Photographs taken while working as a dive master and instructor on the Pacific island country of Palau.
Photographs taken while in Maldives on expedition with The Hydrous. Conducting coral bleaching surveys and documenting the effects of the 2016 El Nino had on the reefs. In addition, Rick helped document Kathryn Berry's study of micro-plastics presence in the Maldives. Rick works as a photographer, designer and ambassador for The Hydrous team.
Co-owner, web designer, & photographer for avant garde women's fashion label, Farahbella ( now rebranded as Toit Voilant ). Started in Osaka, Japan in 2006 by Alnea Farahbella & Rick Miskiv, the brand was sold internationally and exhibited at fashion events such as Bread & Butter, Tokyo Rooms, and London Fashion Week.
Photographs: Rick Miskiv
Fashion Design: Alnea Farahbella
Project to document Google’s Ecology Program which strives to create resilient landscapes and restore native habitats in Silicon Valley.
Photographs taken while on expedition in South Africa on the 2015 sardine run.
Aikido instructor, web designer and contributing photographer.
Photographs of the beauty of life in California.
Hong Kong / Kuala Lumpur / Manila
Empty Cache, MFA thesis installation at www.cca.edu – 2004
Artist: Rick Miskiv
Evidence, BFA at Arnheim Gallery, www.massart.edu – 1995
Artists: John Crowe / Rick Miskiv