Make a splash with these celebrities as they enjoy their summer the same way most people do: by jumping into a cool pool! TIME shares some classic black and white images of stars floating around on their flotation devices to inspire you this sizzling season!
There’s a reason we rarely see photographs of people in swimming pools with huge frowns on their faces: namely, because jumping into — or lolling about in, or just hanging out beside — a pool on a sunny day is one of life’s enduring pleasures. The reasons we’re drawn to swimming pools, meanwhile, are as varied as the types, shapes and sizes of pools that designers and engineers have devised over the years. Some of us visit the pool for exercise; some of us, of course, are invariably poolside to see and be seen; many of us quite simply love, with a near-primal fondness, the feel of being in the water. In the end, it’s elemental: pools are cool.
The Beatles take a dip in a Miami Beach swimming pool during their first triumphant American tour, February 1964. “We could not find a heated pool that could be closed off from the rest of the press,” photographer John Loengard later said of this picture, “so we settled for one that was not … [and they] started turning blue.”
Sonja started her analog adventures during her teenage years. She took her first film photographs when she was 13 and has been in love with the magic of the process since. Her idea of a perfect day involves developing film rolls while listening to jazz and having a cup of tea in between. In this interview, she recalls about her experience with her first Lomography camera, a Holga 120 CFN.
This article is dedicated to Serge Moulinier, a largely unknown French photographer who won one of the most important prizes in France with a book on Greek architecture. Strangely, few information can be found on the Internet about this great photographer whose work had also been published in an important essay written by the famous John Szarkowski, former Director of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
C.S Muncy is a New York City-based freelance photojournalist and a fellow LomoAmigo who tested and reviewed the LomoChrome Turquoise film. The rolls of film were put to good use; the resulting shots were simply stunning.
Thick smoke, soft breeze, rippled water. For Veronika Gilková, these elements deserve a touch of visual magic. In this interview, she talks about culling nature-based images with intuition and quiet wonder.