The notion that a picture can capture a feeling or a moment in time and pass that experience on has always fascinated me. My journey, like many, has not been a conventional one. After being thrown a few unexpected, albeit colourful, curve balls throughout my career, I can say all the hard work and dedication has had its rewards.
By the late 2000s I found myself in the middle of the iconic Bondi surf scene, capturing the early risers and the lifestyle of the quintessential Australian surfer girl. Being a surfer myself I wanted to share this way of life with others and so Shesurfs was born.
Shesurfs is an insight into my relationship with the ocean and portrays the connections others find in the blue. Every time I take a photo, collaborate on an article or post an image online I want people to feel like they are the one riding the wave, standing on the tropical beach, feeling the salt, spray and wind on their face.
I have always wanted Shesurfs to embrace the various surfing lifestyles from around the globe and the women that live them. I meet new faces everyday and become inspired by so many incredible girls living with the surf stoke who bring it into their lives in so many different ways. It doesn’t matter if they have nine to five jobs and children, they always make time for the waves and the ocean.
While the surf lifestyle may look like a glamorous one, and most of the time it is, like the majority of life’s challenges, it comes with a lot of effort and dedication. Through many years of hard work I have learnt how to master my craft. I have pushed my limits and explored different countries and cultures in order to surround myself by worthwhile sources of inspiration.
Getting ‘that shot’ makes any early morning worth it. Seeing the smiles on people’s faces as they connect to my shots and knowing I have achieved what I once dreamed about ensures my love and passion for Shesurfs will continue.
Shesurfs is me. Shesurfs is you. Shesurfs is the girl sitting next to you in the water.