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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Dive In

It's always the shallow end in J. Bennett Fitts's photographs of abandoned swimming pools on display at Julie Saul Gallery. In "No Lifeguard on Duty," Fitts captures what used to be a selling point at highway motels--the built-in swimming pool. Many of these watering holes are now cesspools, although there are a few still maintained with those turquoise blue-painted bottoms. For whatever reason, I've always been attracted to images of decay and rotting, so these large-scale photos turned me on. (Images via Julie Saul Gallery)