Inspired by his travels throughout Southeast Asia and within his own home country of Australia, Walls’ journey began by photographing bodies of water simply to document holiday memories. But after picking up the bestselling Annie Kelly coffee table book Splash: The Art of the Swimming Pool, Walls started investing time and passion into curating a photographic series.
“As I turned each page of Kelly’s book, a wave of childhood nostalgia washed over me, spending hours in the pool over summer.” Paying homage to Kelly, Walls’ series chooses to focus on pools’ elements of composition from a bird’s-eye view. “I fell in love with the lines, curves and negative space of the pools, which, without alternate perspective from a drone, would have been lost.”
“Pools From Above” is also an integral part of a much larger project which is aimed at a book release in the not-too-distant future. Walls explained: “The response from viewers has been positive, asking for the series to be amongst their coffee table books.” Walls is intent on expanding his project. “Once the world finally re-opens,” he plans to capture even more world-renowned swimming pools across an array of idyllic locations, including Palm Springs, Mexico and the Mediterranean.