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READER POLL 2017
We promise this won’t (really) hurt.

Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.

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We promise this won't (really) hurt.

Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.

Photolyfe: Trent Mitchell

Welcome to PhotoLyfe, in which Stab’s favourite photographers answer questions about themselves with their own images. It’s that old picture-tells-a-thousand-words chestnut but with more colour and pop. It’s a way to cut out all the bullshit. It’s like jacking into the main vein of those who supply us with exquisite surf imagery every day. Give thanks by studying each image with a more careful eye than ever!

Trent Mitchell is a man of few words. Luckily, his images speak, like, volumes. Based in Burleigh Heads, Trent is world-renowned for his breathtaking imagery of the ocean, both above and below the surface (funnily enough his new book is called Above/Below). Trent is a master at making the ordinary look extraordinary. His work is raw, honest and pure. Oh, so pure. When asked what he loves about shooting the ocean, Trent replies: “There are no second chances.” And what about the motivation behind his latest book Above/Below? “1/2 + 1/2 = 1 = ocean,” Trent says. We catch the drift – he lets his work do the talking, and we’re happy with that.

You can see Trent’s work doing a lot more talking and purchase his latest book here.

1. Describe yourself

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2. Where are you from?

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3. What got you into photography?

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4. Where do you wish you were right now?

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5. What inspires you?

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6. Who's your favourite person to photograph?

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7. What makes the best photograph?

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8. What's your favourite weapon?

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9. Describe your mood right now.

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10. What else should we know about you?

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