No Lifeguard on Duty – Photographs by J. Bennet Fitts

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When you truly love swimming pools you are also obliged to mourn their death. It’s difficult to not drift into the dangerous deep end of sentimentality with J. Bennett Fitts‘ images of abandoned swimming pools, but I think he maintains an even subjectivity by showing the equally abandoned setting. The pools themselves begin to come across more as a casualty of the situation rather than a singular clichéd symbol of decay.

found via Holly Wales