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Sleek And Stylish Photos Of Synchronized Swimmers In LA To Inspire Your Week

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Sleek And Stylish Photos Of Synchronized Swimmers In LA To Inspire Your Week

These carefully orchestrated photos of synchronized swimmers in LA capture a fashionable afternoon of water movements under the California sun.

Shot by Swedish photographer Emma Hartvig, the series is a personal project that came about after a group of professional synchronized swimmers known as The Aqualillies asked her to collaborate. The carefully composed shots reflect Hartvig's a graphic style and limited color palette found throughout her striking work.

Like a showground for the body, the swimming pool is a ready-made stage for these swimmers.

"I decided to bring out a certain awkwardness, bizarreness, strength and collaborative view on the otherwise entertaining and beautiful performances," Hartvig says. "Like a showground for the body, the swimming pool is a ready-made stage for these swimmers."

"And that's what I love about synchronised swimmers, the art and the performance but the extreme physical effort it takes. Their bodies are engrossed and strengthened – heavier and lighter at the same time. Weightless, but stronger."

And though the shots look utterly flawless, this shoot was actually Hartvig's first underwater project.

"It was quite challenging to try to stay still underwater and focus and do it properly," she says of the experience. "Luckily, I’m a girl born by the sea, so I'm very good at holding my breath underwater, so it went smoothly."

Find more of Hartvig's stylish photography here.

Via Creative Boom

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