The water lets me do things that I could never dream of doing on land. By far the most important of which is gymnastics. Backflips, handstands, forward flips are suddenly a piece of cake. Mary Lou Retton I might not be, but in that miraculous stew of hydrogen and oxygen, gravity has no chance. Somehow, this weightlessness has never lost its novelty. I love inhabiting a space where up and down don’t really matter, so for this shoot I went where no Neon Mamacita has ever gone before- into the Underwaterworld.
Photos by Nick Shepard
And shout out to Benna Gottfried