photos taken from under the water's surface by laurel johannesson
photos taken from under the water's surface by laurel johannesson photos taken from under the water's surface by laurel johannesson
aug 22, 2012

photos taken from under the water's surface by laurel johannesson

‘I’ll be your mirror 1’

canadian artist laurel johannesson captures scenes on land from a tranquil and submerged aquatic location. distorted by the water’s ever-changing surface, each of the various stills are taken in a series to capture the changing moments from underwater. exploring the effects of mirroring, reflecting and refracting created by the meniscus, the outer world is transformed into a distant dreamscape. photographed while swimming in the lido di venezia in venice, italy, the images are printed on metallic paper and laminated with quarter-inch acrylic.

taken while swimming, johannesson places viewers into her solitary experience as she defies gravity and witnesses a shifting ground which contains landscape, figure and water from one point of view.

‘I’ll be your mirror 2’

‘I’ll be your mirror 3’

‘I’ll be your mirror 4’

‘before the soliloquy’


‘in between’

‘below above’

‘afterwards 1’

‘afterwards 2’

‘afterwards 3’

‘afterwards 4’

‘suo universo subacqueo 1’

‘suo universo subacqueo 2’

  • really, I´ve been doing this the whole summer, it doesn´t capture anything special. So lame you even posted this.

    Tara says:
  • Summer fun, you can feel it just looking at it!

    Rerp says:
  • This is so fresh, wish I had thought to photograph the experience I feel during the summer so I can feel like I’m there again during the long and snowy winters! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    S.W.A.K. says:
  • Tara, I\’m glad that you have won the rights to the objective truth about art. But please don\’t shove it in our faces. Some people still might be interested in these pieces, despite your almighty word.

    Graeme says:

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