Karine Laval, 1971, France, works and lives in New York, USA. In her series Poolscapes she tries to explore the friction between the real and the imaginary. The series consists of images of people underwater, reflections in pools or objects in the water. The photographs in her series The Pool are saturated with bleach-out tones. Karine carefully composes her images as a choreographer isolating moments that may be familiar, but created a visual narrative. In Leisure Time she focused on places and situations that echo moments from her childhood. Laval has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe and her work has been published in numerous magazines. The following images come from the series Poolscapes, The Pool and Leisure Time.