Saturday, July 18, 2015

A Day at the Beach

All photographs are self portraits taken by myself using a tripod
Styling:  Esther Boller

It's currently a storming morning in NYC.  I can feel the rainy breeze, and soft echo of thunder coming in through the open window as I'm sitting in the living room writing this post.  It's quite the opposite wheather than these photos that I took last summer while in Michigan, but still non the less lovely.  I've always loved rainy days, and it's a nice change since it's been so hot and humid the past few weeks.  

I realized while editing these photos that I have not been swimming since I took them, and it's my quest to try to go this summer while I'm in NYC.  I've been researching free outdoor pools and I found one called The Floating Pool which looks like the most incredible experience!  I've been working 7 days a week for the past month, but the next moment I have a day off I'm making it happen.  

Outfit:  Swimsuit:  Asos, Swimming cap: Vintage, Sunglasses: Target
Also, while I was researching pools I found these cool photos of NYC swimming pools in the 1930s.  Aren't they spectacular looking?!

 Also, I wanted to thank everyone who said such sweet words about my cat Bobbie!  It was so kind, and he lived a long good life.  



  1. Love these photos! They look so glamorous, and your freckles are amazing!

  2. I love both the old and the new swim photos! Awesome.

  3. What kind of camera and lens are you using most often?

  4. Oh my gosh! Pity the lifeguards at those overcrowded pools in the 30s! What great photos. That floating pool looks like a blast. Enjoy your swim there. Love your suit. As one well-freckled gal to another - freckles ROCK!

  5. The top photo with the bridge in the background looks like Astoria Pool, which is still open now and looked like a popular place to go when I lived there in 2005. The setting on the east river with the bridges in the background is pretty spectacular. Take the N train to Astoria Blvd. It's a little bit less than a mile walk to the pool from there.

    1. I believe you're right about it being the Astoria Park Pool.

  6. Love the photos, both old and new!

  7. Wow! Those old swimming pools are absolutely stunning! As are you :) x

  8. I adore the 'feel' of these photographs; it really seems to capture that wonderfully lazy sunshine goodness of the beach. Plus, your sunnies, swim cap and bathers are too cute! ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

  9. So lovely these photographs are! I can see, feel and even "smell" the summer in them, especially from the old and new swimsuits.

    Thank you!

  10. You are such a creative soul thank you for inspiring me!

    Much love from

  11. wow you are such a talented Person! iam so in love with your Pictures
    this series is simply amazing <3

    with love your AMELY ROSE

  12. Wow, the pools ARE spectacular. And so are your own shots! Stunning. I love the vintage feel of this post. And also, now I want to go swimming. :D

  13. terimakasih banyak, sangat menarik sekali nih.

  14. It's helpful to the reader if you post credits for the photos you use. As an aspiring photographer I imagine you understand.