Portfolio - The Seventh Wave
Photographers Trent Parke and Narelle Autio were drawn to document Australian Beach life in early1999 during one of the countrys worst summers for drownings. But trawling their underwater cameras from Sydneys Bondi , Freshwater and Manly beaches north to Newcastles Bogie Hole, Port Macquarie and Byron bay, among other places, their two year exploration turned into something more.
Penetrating the seas surface, they got under a nations skin. Their pictures catch Australians infinite patience in waiting for the next wave; their fearlessness in diving into the tumultuous swell ; their blithe spirit...