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 Moral Lines Five podcasts that consider morality from its most unsettling angles. Arts & Culture Issue 15 Defining the Entrepreneur We asked a number of enviable business minds how they define the nature of entrepreneurship. Arts & Culture Issue 27 Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian In Tehran, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian reigns as the doyenne of contemporary Iranian art. Arts & Culture Partnerships Swimming in Copenhagen with Mikkel Karstad Mikkel Karstad maintains that the best mornings start with a rush of adrenaline in the chilly Copenhagen sea. Arts & Culture Issue 24 Minotaure Lavish covers and literati contributors: the lasting mystique of a 1930s Parisian periodical. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse.