As a kid, did you ever dive to the bottom of the pool and just lay there for a couple of seconds, quietly listening to the weird distorted world above you? I remember wishing I was a mermaid – imagining how cool it would be to be able to stay under the water for more than the 20 seconds my little lungs would allow – surely a magical kingdom existed down there?
Alix Martinez manages to beautifully capture this aquatic fairyland in her children’s photo series called Water. Alix’s work is so gorgeously intimate and fresh, effortlessly capturing the wide eyed enthusiasm of childhood. I love it all.
Be sure to check out her portfolio – it’s so inspiring.
All photos by Alix Martinez