Somewhere, by Barbara Cole Featured by Creative Boom
Barbara Cole's underwater photos are ethereal, timeless and utterly enthralling. The Canadian artist's latest series of images are sub-aquatic, but you wouldn't think so to look at them. We spoke to her to find out more.
Written by: Tom May
6 September 2023
It's been a couple of months since we shared Barbara Cole's astonishing underwater dancing photos. So we were excited to hear she's got a new series on the go, and it's as incredible as ever!
Somewherecombines the Canadian artist's pioneering underwater photography with historical architecture to create timeless, ethereal scenes that exist between the real and the imagined.
Continuing her transformative explorations of the female figure and place, this new series merges the historical with the emotional, depicting dreamscapes in which women float across adorned interiors from Versailles to Munich to Turin. What's truly attention-grabbing is that you wouldn't actually think these images were shot underwater at first glance.