The Photographic Journal

A Butterfly Underwater

Essay 355 • 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