Article by Sveta Soloveva
Barbara Cole dives into her four-foot swimming pool, and it turns into the ethereal world full of beautiful figures dancing in the light. A ballerina’s pearly tutu, like a white rose bud, furls and unfurls. Scarlet lips — red swordtails — blaze among blurry water patterns. Dancing layers of mermaid-length hair and diaphanous fabric make water and light tremble and break proportions. Figures become unrecognizable. In return for their identity, water renders them lighter than air, making them fascinating in their peculiarity.
This spring Cole presents her art at the Photo London Exhibit in the U.K. (May 17 to May 20), right after the official release of her second underwater photography book at the First Canadian Place on May 10. Meanwhile and in between, Cole explores the depths of the ocean and discovers the art of tintype photography...https://novellamag.com/category/the-radar/culture-the-radar/