In the summertime, the pool of the suburban town of Châtillon–Malakoff, located just outside and to the south of Paris, is one of the biggest draws of any swimming pool in the Paris area. In July 2003, I set up an outdoor studio near the pool to take portraits of anonymous persons in swimsuits. There is nothing natural in these portraits. These photographs are the product of a long and often arduous exchange with the models. They celebrate the singular presence to the world and the beauty of each.