by Linda Troeller
Troeller spent over a decade photographing water therapies in spas all over the world; this book is the result. It may sound luxurious, and I suppose it is, but without the negative associations of excess or incredible expense. This images are about the luxury of time, letting go, taking care of oneself — embodying, in many cases, the metaphor of floating away.
The softness, blur, motion, and interesting light effects work to make you feel the water, the warmth, the relaxation. (They even made me curious about water therapies; I love to be in the water, especially at the beach, but have never tried a spa treatment.) I found the images that captured the sense of motion in water to be the most captivating.