Canadian photographer Barbara Cole turns ordinary into extraordinary using only water, her camera, and imagination. You already met her through her beautiful underwater portraits. In her latest series Appearances, she took flowers and gave them a whole new look, turning them into watercolor-like images.
I just love it when different forms of art intertwine and inspire each other. This is why I was immediately drawn to Canadian photographer Barbara Cole and her underwater photos. Although they have a painterly look to them, they were all photographed underwater, often at her own small swimming pool. They’re intriguing, emotional, and each of her series carries a message and a mood that just strikes you.
Barbara was kind enough to chat with DIYP about her work, inspiration behind it, and how she makes her images. Of course, she also shared lots of her fantastic photos with us. So, dive in with us behind the scenes of Barbara’s process, and behind the thoughts and emotions that have kept her inspired all these years.