Healing Waters. Photographs by Linda Troeller. Healing Waters is a vivid exploration of water therapy all over the world. Linda Troeller's photographs, taken over a period of ten years, are more symbolic than descriptive; through a subtle use of color and blurred motion, these images capture the human form in communion with water, in a state of sublime, often ecstatic, immersion. The treatments that Troeller observes, and with which she herself experiments, are the subject of these sensuous photographs, which place the viewer at the heart of a revitalizing process of rebirth and renewal, the ultimate goal of alternative water therapies. From Montecatini, Italy, to the baths of BadenBaden, Germany, and Beppu, Japan, Troeller's photographs take the viewer on a wideranging and transformative journey. Linda Troeller has received awards from Friends of Photography in San Francisco and the National Press Photographers Club. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Life, and European Photography. She lives in New York City. 50 color images, 9 X 9, 60 pages. Hardcover.
"They are both luminous and numinous, some sensual, others ethereal. Weightless bodies float in water so clear it might as well be air; limbs out, heads back, eyes shut, hair fanned out in a corona on the water, they look like ecstatic souls rising to heaven in a renaissance fresco of the Judgement Day."
John Strausbaugh, New York Press