Gloria M. Williams is a born and raised California artist. She likes to play with perspective both artistically and hypothetically. Her pieces look surreal, and are unedited true photo-graphs. She believes that the "essence" of something we see everyday can always be seen and perceived differently if we're willing to change our perspectives.
Her submitted piece "Hidden Faces" is an unedited photograph of a firework viewed from below the surface of the water.
"I was about 6ft underwater, holding my breath, holding my camera on my chest looking up at the fireworks in the sky. The water became my lense to see these fireworks through. Acting as a prism the water broke apart the light and I was able to see this common occur-rence of fireworks through a different perspective. I like to think of these photographs as revealing the "hidden truth" of these fireworks as seen through the lense of water. Much like the hidden truth of our human condition is best expressed through art, dreamscape, and the collective subconscious. Hidden Faces is one of my favorite pieces. There are so many hidden images in this one piece in both the firework flares and even in the negative space of the night sky. I feel this piece has so much expressive emotions”.