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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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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