AKA “Liz” or “Lizard” Liz is the creatively special member of the team…. She has a wry wit and an ability to verbalise the inner workings of her mind in a way that is incredible to us all!!!
Liz came to Koh Tao to train as an underwater videographer and dive master, Liz joined us in October 2013. She has a great sense of movement and fluidity in her edit style and creates a visual treat with lots of humour. Since Michelle’s departure Liz and her colleague Alex have taken on many of Michelle’s responsibilities.
This is what Liz has to say
“My love for SCUBA diving began when I was fifteen years old, while studying abroad in Eleuthera, The Bahamas. The freedom that I found beneath the surface of the sea ignited a thirst inside of me that only diving could satisfy. I began diving as frequently as possible, spending summers on live aboards to study marine life and further my dive certifications. I later returned to Eleuthera to monitor and maintain the first offshore aquaculture cage in the Bahamas, which farmed over five thousand native cobia fish.
In 2012, I graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, California with honours in Media Studies (Video Production Track). During my senior year at the Claremont Colleges, my thesis work explored representations of the female body as a cultural product, a “body-for-others”, constructed through media images and through women’s internalization of the patriarchal gaze. My transition from feminism to fishes as the subject of my video began on Koh Tao, the first place where I have been able to combine my passions for Diving and filmmaking. The harmony I have found in this union is so deeply satisfying it often feels surreal”
Eventually, I hope to pursue nature documentary work and travel the world filming wildlife.”
Air Hedz – April 2014
Whale Shark – May 2014