Book details

176 Pages
Publication date: April 2020
Tobias Friedrich

Dark Knights

Last of their Kind

Tobias Friedrich is a photographer, with a special preference for underwater photography. And he especially loves to work at night. This special and breathtaking technique is called »Black Water Photography«.

The most challenging task for the photographer during the night is primarily the lack of light, but also the careful and difficult handling of flash etc. But the reward are unbelievable encounters with species that barely show in daylight and that »normal« people never see. Even underwater photographers need patience and stamina to find such gifts of nature.
Tobias finds and photographs these creatures that almost seem like nature’s special effects – with their unusual and unique shapes, colors and structures. Their habitat is the sea and that makes their living conditions as endangered as it is for common, well known sea life. DARK KNIGHTS is a privilege and Tobias Friedrich shares this magnificent experience with us.

»The impressive illustrated book doesn’t need many words. With each chapter, one descends deeper into a mysterious world full of gracile, sometimes bizarre, but always fascinating sea dwellers.«

»A book in whose photographs one can sink.«

German Photographer of the Year 2019 (World ShootOut 2019)
Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018 (UPY)


English manuscript

Sample Translation


Tobias Friedrich

Tobias Friedrich, born in 1981, is a photographer and adventurer. His greatest passion is the ocean. His sensational pictures earned him the title »Underwater Photographer Of The Year 2018« and his last book ABOVE WATER – UNDER WATER was awarded as »Underwater Photography Book Of The Year 2019«.