Jean Pigozzi, Naomi Campbell with Mick and Bono (the dogs), 1993.
Jean Pigozzi, David Geffen, 1988.
Jean Pigozzi, Helmut Newton and Mick Jagger, 1990.
The swimming pool can be a site of athleticism or a space for rest and relaxation, but it’s also a supremely nostalgic place. In collections from photographers like Karine Laval, who captured the ambience in her series titled The Pool, the contradictory space (where the natural meets the man-made) is a site for childlike leisure; Deanna Templeton zeroes in on the intimacy of seeing the human body on full display in the glimmering water; and photographer Jean Pigozzi may be known for his esteemed art collection, but he also made a name for his legendary pool parties in Cannes with distinguished guests like Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson, and Mick Jagger. After all, everyone needs a quick splash around the a pool by the time those unbearable dog days of summer roll around. Cool off and dive right into these aqueous images, by some of our favorite iconic photographers.