Photographer Jeremy Kohm captured this stunning, Art Deco-styled swimming pool in the hours before his wedding reception (when he probably should have been getting ready, he admits). The pool, built in 1929 in Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier, is located in the same building where Kohm’s personal hero and famed Canadian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh once kept a studio and residence.
Hello, collectors! It’s Sara. I returned from vacation this week and I’m not gonna lie: As much as I like it here with all of you and team 20x200, I want to go back to Turkey! Istanbul, I love you! Sweet, cerulean Mediterranean Sea, can’t we float along together, forever?
In the spirit of stowing away for just a little bit longer, today we present Star Princess by Toronto-based photographer Jeremy Kohm. Vacation via cruise ship is a strange phenomenon—you’re captive, with a bunch of strangers, and none of the adventure of actually being on a boat. But, there’s something so still and so mysterious—even Jeremy notes that “the tall and rectangular nature of [the boat’s] structure seemed almost counterintuitive to the rules of buoyancy”—about this particular view of Princess Cruises' sweetheart that makes me think it might be nice if we could clamber aboard for just a day or night to see the sights.
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"As in Chateau, Jeremy’s preference for sharp edges and order is evident, even in the fun and fancy free environs of this water park. A row of lounge chairs hugs the horizontal border below while a gray-blue sky keeps the colorful chaos at bay. Crisp outlines allow the eye to roam from person to person, from slide to slide, from Ferris wheel to whited-out waterfall.”
"As with many beautiful things, I didn’t notice how shallow Chateau was right away, captivated as I was by the warm glowing orbs of light, the Art Deco opulence and the allure of a refreshing dip in the pool’s clear, still water. A few moments into my reverie, the word SHALLOW — rendered in tile with square precision and reflected by the pool’s smooth surface as clearly as if Narcissus himself was staring into it — revealed itself to me, cementing the image’s appeal.”