If you can't pop out your back door and jump into a nice, wet watering hole on those dog days this month, you can still feel the warmth of Summer in your home by purchasing some pool photography. And, if you do have a pool, hanging a photograph of one on your walls will coordinate nicely.
New York-based photographer Samantha West's moody and romantic "Saint James" print (2007) is available for purchase in 22" x 22" (inquire for price) — a perfect square to soak your house in Summer style. To get your feet wet with some other pool photography,
New Zealander Carlo Van de Roer's Pools series explores abandoned swimming pools that were once bustling social environments, and his Swim series focuses on outdoor swimming pools and public baths marked by patterns and groupings of people. Inquire for prices.
Austin-based photographer Will van Overbeek's 24 Summers at Barton Springs Pool" is just that: a photo series documenting Summer after Summer spent capturing the allure of a favorite Austin locale. Call for prints.
Minnesota-based photographer FriendlyMade's "Swimming Pool" ($11) is a refreshing splash, and a far cry from the weed-filled lakes used by Minnesota swimmers. At 5" x 5" it's petite — or what I'd call a skinny dip.
Southern California-based photographer Jena Ardell's "Pool Triptych" ($25), a trio of three of her Polaroids on a white background, is a hat trick, proving that three is company.