Currently eating my words about how "sweat is natural" and "who needs one of those newfangled cooling contraptions," there isn't much that can make me smile as I hunker down in my sweltering, non-air-conditioned office today. But these gorgeous photographs of seemingly abandoned lifeguard cabins in Southern California by Amir Zaki provide just enough escapism to slightly cool my melting brain.
The images are both beautiful and slightly sad, with a composition that elevates the simple structures that are symbolic of summer everywhere to a kind of architectural greatness. Recently exhibited at the Perry Rubenstein Gallery in New York in a show titled Relics, you can view more images from the series on Amir Zaki's website.
Images: Amir Zaki