Photographic Alphabet: J is for Joseba Barriola
By Tyler Austin
Joseba Barriola is a devoted photographer originally from Caracas, Venezuela now living in Cali, Colombia. His addiction to color combinations and abstract figures has led him to experiment with his new series, Chromatic Clouds. Made with a mixture of different colors, inks, and liquid densities, he portrays everyday objects with a collection of underwater cloud shapes.
"It is a very beautiful process, since I always get a different result out of it. I just focus on an object and try to resemble it with specific colored fluids and how they react underwater," Barriola says. "I then try to capture the precise moment that reveals all the textures and shapes that I want to visually communicate through my camera lens."
The result of these endeavors is astounding. We get glimpses of these types of moments in our everyday life, pouring cream into our cups of coffee or adding a drink powder to a jug of water but to actually see them frozen in time by Barriola's lens and then with such bright colors is truly beautiful.