Karina Sechi’s schedule is rarely lacking for inspiration. She is a lawyer and a photographer. She also practices surfing, rock-climbing and mountain-biking. Though she grew up in Venezuela, she has lived around the world (having stopped her journeys, most recently, in the south of France).
Her athletic upbringing makes itself felt in this buoyant series, “Flying Girl.” For two years, Sechi photographed trampoline competitions of all kinds. Inspired, Sechi and a brave friend ascended to the top of a high building, towering over crowded São Paulo. In each shot, Sechi imagined her friend flying above the densely packed city below—a soaring figure, at the height of her powers.