Here’s a 5-minute short film by filmmaker Robert Sherwood about the work of Australian photographer Trent Mitchell and his latest project Inner Atlas, a series of portraits of bodysurfers flowing with ocean waves.
“How does it feel flowing at the perfect speed, immersed within the fluidity of the of the sea?” Mitchell writes. “What is revealed when one’s spirit expands into the space that surrounds?”
“My aim to render the true essence of the human condition and a mirror of one’s self could only be captured within the moment and in a single breath,” writes Mitchell. “In a space that moved the subject and the viewer with equal pull.”