Trent Mitchell is an Australian photographer who's been behind the camera for over 15 years. Although he has many awards to back up his extensive portfolio, it only takes a single look at his photographs to realize that his works speak for themselves.

As an artist who lives by the sea and enjoys the living word, Mitchell loves capturing people in their element, especially if it's related to the nature around them. "I like making photographs from a new perspective and trying different techniques to create unrepeatable images. The sea is a place where I have spent a huge part of my life and it's definitely a reoccurring theme in my work" the photographer told Bored Panda.

Recently, he released a new series titles Inner Atlas focusing on the fluidity of movement of bodysurfers. "I was really trying to create something I'd never seen before with a subject I knew very well. Bodysurfing, movement, skin, flash," Mitchell explained. The series explores the idea of "the human spirit through movements of the sea in a forgotten and unfamiliar space". Every photograph highlights both, the human element and the ever-fluid movements of the sea. "This series was technically challenging as well as physically demanding too. A lot of time was spent under the waves and I took as many big wipeouts as the guys I was photographing!" he elaborated on the production.

Trent's work on Inner Atlas was captured on film too, by an Australian filmmaker Robert Sherwood. It not only explores the idea and process behind the photo series, but provides a background on Mitchell's work and creative spirit.

More info: trentmitchell.com | Instagram
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Hańka
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2 years ago

I love this one

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Rainbow_Gal05
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2 years ago

It looks like a skull!

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Isabella
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2 years ago

What the hell. This is terrifying

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Ashley Say Wha?!?
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2 years ago

He opens his eyes under salt water!?! I'm impressed. ;)

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The Girl on Fire
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2 years ago

I don't care what this *actually* is, this is a terrifying picture and it makes me think of a drowned person.

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diane a
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2 years ago

Munch - The Scream

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Kermit frog
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2 years ago

He looks like he's in danger what the heck

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WaitingtokissGregDavis
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2 years ago

This one makes me feel sick. Looks like a giant fat worm.

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hot.doggeria
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2 years ago

This one scared me!

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Lilli Stanard
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2 years ago

lol

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Lily Dennard
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2 years ago

This is so cool

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Kyana Winter
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2 years ago

Hello darkness my old friend...

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Kermit frog
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2 years ago

i thought it was a picture of some sort of animal but the eye is a nipple and the ripples are ribs

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Holly Hobby
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2 years ago

Looks like a ghost out of a movie

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boredkoala
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2 years ago

Love the lighting on this one!