Photographer's Maria Svarbova #photography is fascinated by the sterile, #geometric aesthetic of old #swimming pools, especially those built during the Socialist Era in her native country of #Slovakia. Each scene she photographs is highly controlled, from the subjects of her works to the bright colors and dramatic shadows that compose each shot.
“The figures are mid-movement, but there is no joyful playfulness to them,” says Sarbova’s artist statement about the project. “Frozen in the composition, the #swimmers are as smooth and cold as the pool's tiles…Despite the #retro setting, the pictures somehow evoke a #futuristic feeling as well, as if they were taken somewhere completely alien.”
The series, In the Swimming Pool, began in 2014 and is her largest to date. Recently she published a #book on the project through The New Heroes and Pioneers aptly titled The Swimming Pool Book which you can pre-order on Amazon.