Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Surfers in Spotlight; Photographer Focuses on Byron's Women

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Surfers in Spotlight; Photographer Focuses on Byron's Women

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Byline: Sjonelle Hodgins news@northernstar.com.au

FOR photographer and surfer Saskia Koerner, the combination of salt water, pumping waves and a woman's form is a recipe for magic.

According to the fine art and fashion photographer, all it takes is one fin, one woman and a whole lot of creative energy to create the perfect image.

"The elegance of the female form combined with the single fin surfboard results in a graceful dance on the water that is truly quite mesmerising," she said.

And the women of Byron Bay have been the focus of her latest creative project, Lightwaves, a portrait series of female single fin riders across the globe.

Forty local women were captured on film by Ms Koerner in the lead up to the exhibition, which will run as part of the Byron Bay Surf Festival.

"I was so happy to come back to reconnect with dear friends from eight years ago when I last spent a summer in Byron," she said.

"The response for the project was super positive and it feels like a great documentation of a big, beautiful family here. …

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