Get in Formation Smile. Swim. Dazzle: Water ballet in the Hollywood hills. 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. Photography:Emma Hartvig 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.” twitterfacebookpinterest Arts & Culture Issue 26 This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Six, available here. Issue Twenty-Six: Kilo Kish previous story Issue Twenty-Six: Gordon Parks next story Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 20 In Conversation: Colin Ellard and Peter Kahn Neuroscientist Colin Ellard and psychologist Peter Kahn speak on the value of travel and discuss how we’ll be navigating the globe in the future. Arts & Culture Weekend Reading: Hikari Yokoyama Philanthropist Hikari Yokoyama on five books that changed her thinking on gender and the balance of power. Arts & Culture Issue 23 Dance Theatre of Harlem In 1968, at the height of the civil rights movement, Arthur Mitchell founded Dance Theatre of Harlem. Arts & Culture Entrepreneur Issue 22 On Procrastination If good things come to those who wait, what happens to those who keep others waiting? A slightly overdue defense of procrastination. 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 Entrepreneur Issue 22 Tips: Brainstorming and Contracts Whether you're brainstorming with colleagues or hammering out a contract, taking everyone's viewpoint into consideration leads to the best outcome.