Emma Hartvig’s series The Swimmers is the result of a meeting between the photographer and The Aqualillies–a water ballet troupe–earlier this year in Hollywood. TwitterFacebookPinterest This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Six Buy Now Though inspired by Esther Williams and the glamour of Los Angeles pool culture, Hartvig says her overall aim with the series was “to show how serious, hardworking and strong these swimmers are.” “Their bodies are engrossed and strengthened, heavier and lighter at the same time,” says Hartvig. “I love the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of that whole world.” Related Stories Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots. Arts & Culture Issue 44 Hannah Traore The art world's next big thing is a gallerist. Arts & Culture Issue 44 The False Mirror Compositions inspired by the iconic clouds—and surrealist sensibilities—of René Magritte. Arts & Culture Issue 44 Boaz Nechemia Meet Jerusalem’s favorite weatherman. Arts & Culture Issue 44 Fredi Otto One scientist's mission to prove the link between extreme weather and climate change. Arts & Culture Issue 44 Ghostlore Four questions about supernatural studies.