Vibrant Submerged Figures Greet Surreal Mirror-Like Liquid Portals

Montreal-based photographer Robin Cerutti captures alluring underwater portraits in his series titled Mirrors. The images, photographed in vibrant crystal-clear pools, were shot sideways. This simple rotation makes a strong visual impact–the water no longer floats above Cerutti's models. Instead, it faces them directly, as if they're about to walk through a surreal liquid portal towards another universe.

Lighting was an important consideration when producing Mirrors. Cerutti shot the photos in sunlight and added special lamps above the water. This cast a brilliant illumination onto the models, and their soft shadows demonstrate the power of perspective. Cerutti angled the subjects' shade towards the perceived “ground,” making us forget that the water is actually askew.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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