Based in The Netherlands, self-taught German photographer Gabriele Viertel has only been working on her craft since 2011, but has already achieved stunning results.
Specializing in underwater portraits of women, she is able to create ethereal alternative worlds with her photographs, in which the lovely subjects are complemented by their delicate, billowing gowns that fans out around them.
In these photos, the models seem to glow against the dark background, creating a surreal effect that is enchanting to see.
The photographer’s work is currently being exhibited at the Heist Gallery in London, as part of a group show titled “The Road to Elysium”, from now until 12 January 2015.
[via My Modern Met, images by Gabriele Viertel]