Aldara Ortega uses photography to capture instantaneous moments of motion. Her vivid, colour-saturated images express freedom and calm simultaneously, focusing on the movement of the human form as it interacts with an underwater environment.

A self-taught photographer and mixed media artist, Aldara merges her own reflective experiences with those of her subjects, creating stunningly harmonious and light-filled works.

Born in Madrid, Spain, Aldara first explored the effects of underwater photography after moving to New York in 2009. Her photographs communicate the transformational experience of being submerged in water, achieving an almost meditative state for subject and viewer alike.