The Photographic Journal

A Butterfly Underwater

Essay 339 • Sep 26th 2018

We went and swam in her friend’s aunt’s pool on a bright summer day. I saw horses on the way there. All I knew was that I wanted Tasha to be in her own world, underwater. I wanted to capture the freedom that water gives, similar to wind.

























 

Kate Sweeney (b. 1987) is TPJ’s Photographer-In-Residence. Kate is a self-taught photographer whose work has been featured in Dazed, Refinery29, The Huffington Post, and Glamour Magazine. She currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio, where she continues to make work that focuses on the human form, color, and our connection to nature.
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Model: Spacedoe

 

Check out all of Kate’s TPJ photo essays:

Alayna at the Farm

Frances in the Field

Pink Ladies

Reacquainted

Oasis

A Sunday in Ridgewood

Kate x Vans Vision Walk

A Butterfly Underwater

A Night in Nashville

Momka

Dayana

Frances

Hana

A Day at the Inn

In This Place

Kelsey x The Impossible Project

Butch & Femme

Color Therapy

24 Hours in Catalina, Part Two

24 Hours in Catalina, Part One

Greazi

RNC

Apart

Deliverance

Kelsey x The Impossible Project

We Took the Cake