Friday, January 7, 2011

Kilian Martin

The beautiful thing about this blog, the reason I contribute to it, the reason that I read it and perhaps the reason you do as well, is that while it is not highly specific in it's intent, like many blogs are, it is somehow one big cohesive whole.

Slices of hip hop, perspective, concrete, photography, painting, architecture, space (both terrestrial spaces and outer space itself), come together to form this savory pie called The Operable Window.  One thing I'd like to do more of this year is bring content to this blog.  So for whatever reason, I think this very thin slice of skateboarding will find itself at home here.

This is Kilian Martin, a "freestyle" skateboard rider.  The things he does are a dance really.  The way it is shot suits the style of the rider.  Delicately composed, bending some rules and all together just slick from the first second to the last.

The fellow who makes the video goes by the name of Brett Novak, his video work ranges from this great, natural light, single location, one afternoon of Skate Boarding, to videos for Little Wayne, to BMW commercials, to videos about graffiti.  Street art, hip hop, video... did I just tie it all back together?

I'll leave it there.  Here we go 2011.  Lets grow this blog.

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