This fabulously produced photobook is the culmination of British photographer Kate Bellm’s (born 1987) 10 years of travels with friends and lovers swimming, kissing and skateboarding. Bellm’s pure and atmospheric photography seduces into an otherworldly psychedelic paradise―with offbeat colorful landscapes, crazy cacti, hot hazy vistas, flickering palms and colossal rock forms. Her beautiful nudes build intoxicating narratives that radiate a romantic and bohemian alchemy.
Like a young and female Helmut Newton, Bellm portrays femininity with fascination, aligning elegance, sexuality and female empowerment. In friends and lovers, Kate finds her models and muses―this allows her to work with a sense of spontaneity and ease, which takes on the charm of youthful freedom. Each image takes the reader on a new sun-drenched road trip or adventure.