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Getting To Know Kat Charles, Photographer.
Kat Charles jokes about being on one side of the lens when it comes to surf photography but has had her share of water accomplishments. Growing up in Lesmurdie in the hills of Perth, over two hours from the coast. Kat was committed to body boarding competitively, achieving third in Australian Junior Tour. Eventually making the progression to surfing when she moved to the southwest of WA.
Studying Surf Science and Technology at Edith Cowan in Bunbury and then taking off on her overseas experience. When reflecting on her adventures on the road Kat talks about 'surfing nonstop' on an eclectic range of surfboards, working for Billabong in the UK and being inspired by the likes of John and Paul Witzig, Nathan Oldfield and Taylor Steel.
Now in Byron bay on the east coast of Australia, Kat has been part of collective art shows such as "Beyond The Picket White Fence" and "See" with the focus of 'art for arts sake'. Her photos capture the community and culture of the surfing lifestyle in the Northern Rivers of NSW. It's all about the love of surf, skate, create and friends.
If you would like to check out more about Kat.