An Australian big wave rider and artist has unveiled her incredible new film showcasing her surfing in gorgeous world class locations while completely naked. The year-old came up with the concept for the film three years ago, combining her passions of art and surfing in a bold display of self expression.
Australian professional surfer and artist Felicity Palmateer pictured has unveiled her new film project titled 'Skin Deep'. The intimate short film shows the West Australian big wave rider surfing while completely naked in world class locations. Ms Palmateer worked with an elite small crew of photographers and filmers to compile the three year audio-visual project.
The four-minute film combines Ms Palmateer's passions of art and surfing in a bold display of freedom and self-expression. By embracing femininity it helped immensely with my self-esteem and self acceptance.
The Perth-born surfer worked with a close knit team for the project including renowned photographers Rick Rifici, Chris White and Dwayne Fetch. The Jaws Big Wave Championships runner up said the intimate four-minute film explores her interpretation of freedom. Ms Palmateer said the project was 'simple yet scary and exciting' and became 'something far more cathartic, beautiful and challenging than I dreamed'.
By embracing my femininity it helped immensely with my self-esteem and self acceptance,' Ms Palmateer said. The filming sessions for Skin Deep had to be carefully curated so that Ms Palmateer could comfortably surf while in secrecy.
Film producer Johnathan 'JJ' Jenkins said choosing locations for the film was a tough logistical process. It was essential we sort trusted, professional operators.
Ms Palmateer rode a single fin surfboard for the duration of the film, which was shot in three different countries over the world. Skin deep film producer Johnathan 'JJ' Jenkins said finding empty locations to shoot the film was a tough logistical process.
Ms Palmateer chose the title for the film, meaning for it to be provocative, while simultaneously challenging notions to do with beauty. The audio-visual art project was shot using Phantom and Red Epic cameras as well as drones, with the soundtrack by Sydney electronic outfit Rufus Du Soul. Skin Deep is available here.
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