City: Saint Paul
Years spent living in MN: 25 years
Photographer Rhea Pappas is riding a wave, be it one in a lake, swimming pool, or ocean. The 2008 MCAD grad draws a great deal of inspiration from H2O, as her collection of striking underwater photography is quite prolific. In addition to snapping underwater dances, Pappas snaps up portrait shots and candid moments of folks enjoying nature -- both on land and on boats. She also keeps busy as one of the founders of Lowertown First Friday and her blog 36 Clicks.