Lucas Murnaghan was born in Toronto and raised in Ottawa, Canada. His early photographic work focused primarily on surf and adventure. He has always preferred to immerse himself in this environment leading to shooting from within the water. An accomplished triathlete and free diver himself, he works without additional SCUBA equipment, allowing him a deeper connection to his subject. This personal and organic approach allows for greater versatility and a heightened level of intimacy to the finished product. Murnaghan brings a fresh eye to a challenging medium and takes his audience with him, beneath the surface, to see things from a novel perspective. Murnaghan explores notions of male vulnerability and confidence through the familiar yet physically and emotionally challenging underwater medium. Slipping beneath the surface, he removes traditional constraints and conventions and frees his subjects of their earth bound conceptions and societal norms. With the rules changed, they are liberated to explore themselves in a parallel universe and express what lies beneath.