Watch: Josie Prendergrast // The Dew of Little Things
First impression upon being sent this clip is that filmmaker Nathan Oldfield has messed up his literary references.
However, a quick read of the accompanying text shows that I'm the ignorant one with the title coming from a line in 'The Prophet':
“For in the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
Having followed Nathan on Instagram for a while I should've known better. In a medium that's known for its cheeseball platitudes, Oldfield stands alone with a library's worth of poignant quotes to augment his pics and videos.
Oldfield ain't monotheistic, the spiritual quotes come from all quarters: JC and the boys, King Soli, Moses, the bloke who wrote the Bhagavad Gita, even Pope Bruce Brown.
This clip of Josie Prendergrast was commissioned by The Surfers Journal who recently ran an article on the "social media panther" from Byron Bay.
Says Nathan: "I've been shooting with Josie since she was young. She’s like a little sister to me. For me, documenting her surfing is all about celebrating subtlety and simplicity. It’s clean, uncomplicated, uncluttered surfing, where the moments in between are just as beautiful as the high notes."