Under water where thoughts can breathe easily...

Like almost everybody I know in the world of underwater photography, as a little boy I was desperately in love with Captain Cousteau and his crew. They sailed out to sea to find something yet unknown every day. When they were hungry, they catched themselves a few lobsters and paired them with enormous amounts of French wine, sitting at a long table alltogether - what a life!

Inspired by this I became a photographer, travelling the world and the seven seas in search of unique images, great food and good companion. My big love still is the world under water. My other passion is fashion photography, and so I combined the two things to create images full of this beauty and easiness that I find when I dive down under the surface of the water.

I am very proud to find my images in campaigns of brands like L´Oréal or magazines like Playboy, GQ or Stern.

My images of marine life have been published by international magazines as TAUCHEN, unterwasser, Silent World, Ocean Geographic, Dykking, EZDive, Asian Diver and others.


salt motion is a collaboration of filmmakers which I am part of. We write and produce films for the underwater and overwater world.



Marc Hillesheim
Dreikönigenstraße 10
Germany 50678

Phone +49 172 2671712


VAT No.  DE182540767


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Seacam for me is the ultimate brand in underwater photography. I love their pursuit of perfection in every respect, may it be the mechanical precision, the sophisticated handling or the design of their products.  Being part of the "Seacam family" makes me proud and has given my work a vital boost many times.                                                                                                       


UWF by Dr. Georg Nies is the Seacam competence center for Germany. A visit there is always a journey into the history of underwater photography. I find there friendship, deep understanding for all technical and artistic aspects of my work and a damn good coffee. What else could I ask for? 


As a professional photographer you want professionals around you in every situation you have to deal with. It´s a pleasure to know Thomas Götz-Basten and his team of www.fotofairsicherung.de at my side in good times and lets me literally rest assured in unpleasant situations. He probably is the non-photographer in the world who knows best about photographers needs, due to one of his best talents: listening.