|© Valentine Schmidt|
Valentine Schmidt’s series ‘Plunge- The Plight of the London Lido’ was taken during the winter months at four London lidos (outdoor public swimming pools). Schmidt focuses on the relationship between the floor of the pool and the surface of the water. This dynamic of architectural and natural elements is constantly in flux – affected equally by the changing seasons and by the human forces of social policy. Plunge uses the evocative qualities of the surfaces to speak to the history and demise of these beautiful and tranquil spaces. Full, or particularly when bereft of water, the Edwardian bathing spaces are honored in their various states of preservation and dereliction. Contact Zoe Bingham Fine Art for further information or see the entire collection.
-courtesy Zoe Bingham Fine Art.