It’s not hard to spot the deep-seated link between skating and creativity. Amazing creators such as Ed Templeton, Jerry Hsu, Mark Gonzales, damn the list goes on and one, stemmed directly from the scene, delving into photography, painting, illustration, and zines, via the skateboard.
It's this unspoken connection between creativity and skateboarding that Kelli Watson decided to explore with her latest interactive documentary project, We Can Fly. What started out as a project to investigate how and why skateboarders seem to be inherently creative people, quickly turned into a film about more than just the act of creating an art-form and skateboarding. It's truly about how a group of people's set of cultural values and philosophies transpire into what they create both on the board and their arts.
As part of the release and screening of the movie, an exhibition with some of the artists that were interviewed for the new doc, went down at Doomed Gallery. Artwork by Eloise Dorr, Ben Gore, Mat Lloyd and Garry Kay was on display for everyone who showed up to enjoy, followed by a screening of We Can Fly. Watch the full doc below, and peep photos from the premiere as well.
Photography: Maksim Kalanep.