Award-winning aerial photographer Brad Walls, also known as Bradscanvas, has just released his highly-anticipated new series Pools From Above – an ode to the beauty found in the shapes, colors, and textures of swimming pools. This unique and never-before-seen perspective uses Walls’ clean, minimal aesthetic to showcase interesting pools worldwide visually.
Pools From Above Technical Information
- Project Year: 2020
- Photographs: © Brad Walls
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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.
– Brad Walls
The Beauty Of Swimming Pools Photographs
Inspired by his travels throughout Southeast Asia and within his own home country of Australia, Walls’ journey initially began by capturing water bodies simply to document holiday memories. It wasn’t until picking up the bestselling Annie Kelly coffee table book Splash: The Art of the Swimming Pool, however, that Walls would start investing time and passion into curating a series, stating that “As I turned each page of Kelly’s book, a wave of childhood nostalgia washed over me, spending hours in the pool over summer.” Paying powerful homage to Kelly, Walls’ series chooses to focus on pools’ composition elements from a bird’s eye view.
Pools From Above is also an integral part of a much larger project which is aimed at a book release in the not-too-distant future; as Walls says, “The response from viewers has been positive, asking for the series to be amongst their coffee table books.” Looking ahead, once the world finally re-opens, Walls has no plans of slowing down. He plans to capture even more world-renowned swimming pools across an array of idyllic locations, including Palm Springs, Mexico, and the Mediterranean.
Pools From Above Image Gallery
About Brad Walls
Since bursting onto the photography scene in early 2019, Walls has gone on to produce award-winning photographs and garner worldwide media attention, with a primary focus on capturing aerial portraits of sportspeople like synchronized swimmers, gymnasts, and ice skaters from unique perspectives and angles that audiences are normally unable to see.
Walls is a featured artist for the Inaugural 2020 Aerial Photography Awards in October and already shortlisted for the Drone Photo Awards in Siena, Italy, within the Sport and People categories.