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#1 in_minsk_we_trust

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

Hey guys,

Not sure if anybody has posted this before, but I found it on Vimeo and thought it would be a good share.

http://vimeo.com/46485171

From the Vimeo page:

Sue Austin, from Devon, is a disabled artist who aims to change perceptions of the wheelchair. For her, after spending years bedbound, the wheelchair gives her freedom.

She 'flies' a NHS wheelchair underwater. She has adapted the chair with battery powered propellers first developed for the US Navy divers and large perspex aerofoils to control turns. She is in the process of applying for a patent and hopes that one day these chairs will be made available at diving centres across the world.

Shot around Sharm el Sheik, Egypt on a Canon 5D and available in full res HD, 1080p.
Filmed, edited and graded by Norman Lomax of Moving Content.
Original Music by Jack Martin

Edited by in_minsk_we_trust, 02 October 2012 - 12:06 PM.