Ethereal Portraits of People in Bubbles

Kingston, NY-based photographer Julianne Swartz manages to capture portraits of people as silhouetted reflections in giant, soapy bubbles. The artistic photographer’s Bubble Portraits series features a number of magnificent shots that exude a simultaneous strength and fragility as the translucent orbs drift through the air and daintily sit atop bodies of water.

The round, watery pockets of air present a delicate persistence, their dreamy forms retaining their spectacular spherical shape all while threatening to burst at any moment. Like a photograph, the reflected silhouettes of these people in a bubble is a single moment frozen in time. There’s an ethereal weightlessness about each portrait with a imminent disappearance that makes each fleeting moment all the more precious. The material’s natural light refraction also adds a magical quality to each globular portrait that further accentuates the etherealness of the series.

Julianne Swartz website
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January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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