Stunning aerial photos of swimming pools from above will make you crave a dip

Many of us have spent lockdown so starved of outside space that anyone’s Instagram post of their garden fills us with rage.

Prepare for that feeling times ten now it’s boiling hot and we’re looking at photos of fancy swimming pools rather than a nice swinging chair on someone’s lawn.

Brad Walls, also known as Bradscanvas, has taken a load of aerial photos of swimming pools from above, for a series appropriately named Pools From Above.

He explains that the photos serve as an ‘ode to the beauty found in the shapes, colours, and textures of swimming pools’.

But for us, the pictures just make us desperately need to take a dip.

Brad was inspired by his travels throughout Southeast Asia and within his own home country of Australia, along with the Annie Kelly coffee table book Splash: The Art Of The Swimming Pool.

‘As I turned each page of Kelly’s book, a wave of childhood nostalgia washed over me, spending hours in the pool over summer,’ said Brad. ‘I fell in love with the lines, curves and negative space of the pools, which – without alternate perspective from a drone – would have been lost.’

As lockdowns across the world ease, Brad plans to keep the project going and capture photos of swimming pools in Palm Springs, Mexico, and the Mediterranean.

If all goes well, he hopes to release Pools From Above as part of a book release in the ‘not-too-distant future’.

In the meantime, let’s all look at photos of pools and wish we were there.

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