Narelle Autio is a photographer based in Adelaide, Australia. She takes many a photo of the coastal life, and the images she creates are developed within the magic of the darkroom. Autio is featured in this month's National Geographic magazine; five of her underwater photos are printed alongside a short description. Autio writes, "People do beautiful things in the water. They become braver and calmer, more fluid and playful. The freedom of buoyancy allows us to act as we truly are." After examining a photo gallery, I noticed that unrestrained human beauty is found in each of her images; fluid personality is found in the shots' bravely calm individuals.
I am now an admirer; she discovers shared humanity in a places where energy (and water) is constantly shifting.