Kassia Meador is a professional surfer, model, artist and photographer in Oceanside, California. She creates unique and beautiful photo art by blowing up and mounting her photos on wooden frames, then painting on them with watercolours and coloured resins. She shoots exclusively with film and loves the polaroid transfer technique.
We can’t really put it any better than her sponsor Gravis does here:
"Kassia Meador embodies grace, balance, style and beauty. She learned to surf in Malibu, California, a long boarder haven at the tender age of 14, where she discovered her talent for cross stepping and nose riding perfectly tapered waves. After winning the first contest she ever entered, the Roxy Wahine Classic at San Onofre, CA, Kassia continued to climb in the professional world of women’s long boarding competition. Whether working on her movies, photography, traveling, or perfecting her surfing, Kassia does it with an energy that is craved by all. She is passionate about her dreams and will continue to live out each and every one. Her dance through life is beautiful to behold. Just like her cross stepping atop her longboard, all of her moves are done with style, excitement and grace."
Here are two great video features we dug up on her…