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This Summer I Swam in the Ocean and I Swam in a Swimming Pool

Summer is here, kids! And what better thing to do than go swimming, take photographs or maybe both? In this article we've compiled a small selection of photos around the theme of swimming. And some recommendations on what gear to use to make those awesome under water shots.

As usual we also suggest a soundtrack: this time it’s the wonderful The Swimming Song by Loudon Wainwright III. Open the link in an additional tab, turn up the volume, click show all photos and then scroll through.

There are several products we can recommend for under- or in-water photography: the Krab Underwater Housing for the Lomo LC-A and LC-W. Or the Fisheye Submarine Case for the Fisheye One and Two.

While compiling this gallery – usually we download tons of photos for different search terms and narrow them down in many iterations – we saw that stouf is responsible for a good third of this gallery. So I’ve decided to ask him about water photography, his favorite camera and why he likes swimming:

Rule N°11: when underwater, leave only bubbles and take only pictures. Favourite cam? Nikonos V. Why do I like swimming? Except the breathing part, it is complete freedom.

Thanks stouf!

Further (random) references: read the great short story The Swimmer by John Cheever. Listen to Swim by Surfer Blood (also check out the Alpaca remix), Swimming by Sunset Rubdown, Swimmers by Broken Social Scene or I Sing I Swim by our lovely Lomo Amigos Seabear. Watch Loudon in the great but short-lived TV show Undeclared. Rent Esther Williams movies. Or hear Bon Iver’s cover of The Swimming Song.

We are sure there are plenty photos we forgot to add. So please post the links to your favorite swimming photos in the comments! And let us know where to go swimming in your area and – hint, hint – maybe write a LomoLocation on that.

written by recurving

30 comments

  1. tiranapermata

    tiranapermata

    makes me wanna buy camera & underwater equipment :)

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  2. andrea_gail

    andrea_gail

    me too! :)

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  3. stanleybobbles

    stanleybobbles

    :-) I hope they make an underwater housing for La Sardina! It would only make sense.
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  4. angels_lomo

    angels_lomo

    I really love underwater cameras! check my album http://www.lomograph(…)-underwater

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  5. saidseni

    saidseni

    Amazing gallery! How can I take the Supersampler underwater??

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  6. whatapathy

    whatapathy

    the 4th photo blew me away :)

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  7. abpos

    abpos

    In love with the whole album!!! Saw another sweet underwater series yesterday, by pro photographer Jill Greenberg http://www.notcot.co(…)ceiling.php

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  8. she_lomo_lover

    she_lomo_lover

    OMG! Love it! I'll try to take some pictures next time I go to the beach. Visit: http://viagensdaholga.tumblr.com/ Obrigada!
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  9. pepper-b

    pepper-b

    Beautiful shots!! great soundtrack!!!

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  10. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    Yaaay stouf! I'm saving up for the LC-A+ and the Krab :3

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  11. melissajtest

    melissajtest

    Oh goodness. So beautiful! Wish I could be out swimming and photographing now instead of being stuck at work.

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  12. vicuna

    vicuna

    @stouf is so right! Nikonos V (sorry lomo cam's) is the very best underwater camera I know... and in my opinion, followed by the Fisheye Submarine and then LC-A Krab... and don't forget also the excellent little Canon Sureshot A1 Underwater camera... :))

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  13. bluemie5

    bluemie5

    great underwater pictures!

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  14. stouf

    stouf

    @recurving: Thank you so much my friend ! You made my day !!!
    @vicuna: Bien dit l'ami ! Personne n'arrive à la cheville du Nikonos V ! : )

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  15. deepfried_goodness

    deepfried_goodness

    Now that it's warmer, I look forward to take my Fisheye into the pool (in it's underwater case that is).

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  16. satomi

    satomi

    Stouf takes the most amazing underwater shots for sure. Love them all.

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  17. ahleng90

    ahleng90

    B to the E to the A to the U to the T to the I to the F to the U to the L..BEAUTIFUL

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  18. maxwellmaxen

    maxwellmaxen

    i love underwater photography! i am now at finishing my very first roll. 3 more shots to go!

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  19. emilios

    emilios

    Yeah, stouf underwater shots are the best!!!

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  20. matej_mjaw

    matej_mjaw

    Now that I saw Nikonos V I desperately want one! ;)

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  21. boogieroxx

    boogieroxx

    amazing pictures

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  22. specialblewah

    specialblewah

    woww. amazing underwater gallery!! let nature be your teacher. boooyaaahh!!

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  23. caromi

    caromi

    One of my pictures was there! SO EXCITED! Thanks, Lomo :)

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  24. catscatsyeahmf

    45 photo- looks like a sea monster is going to gobble up the subject.

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  25. superkulisap

    superkulisap

    drooling

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  26. demonika

    demonika

    i don't like it I LOVE THOSE PIC!!

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  27. blinghaha

    blinghaha

    Love them, just scanned in my first underwater pics, love them but possibly not quite as awesome as those!!!

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  28. liquorice

    liquorice

    Stunning gallery!

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  29. rickee_k

    rickee_k

    Awe! #25 is so cute!
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  30. rickee_k

    rickee_k

    Awe! #25 is so cute!
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