A lovely photographic essay by our friend B.C.-based photographer Alana Paterson. “Norwegian XC” captures the culture of competitive cross country skiiing in Norway, a sport taken as seriously there as hockey in Canda or soccer in England. See more beautiful images below!
Every week I try to send out some interesting links to our Booooooom Secret Email Club and if you’re one of the subscribers you saw the insane video of Spencer Seabrooke walking a highline (without a harness) 64m long and 291m high in Squamish, British Columbia. I live about an hour from this spot; it’s called The Chief. I’ve hiked the peaks many times, and it’s unfathomable to me that someone would stand at the top and consider doing this.
This new video below will give you much better context for the record-breaking feat. Filmmaker Levi Allen put together a fascinating portrait of the slacklining and highlining community in Vancouver, and documented Spencer as he worked his way up to breaking the free solo highline record. It’s also worth noting that Levi made this film while living out of his van, without any outside funding.
Watch the video “Untethered” below.
The Creator Class has just released the first video in their five-part documentary series, A New Breed. This first one features British Columbia-based surf filmmaker Ben Gulliver, and surf photographer Jeremy Koreski, and was directed, edited, and filmed by my friend Alex Craig. Watch “Get Miles Away” below.
Drawings and paintings by Kelowna, British Columbia-based artist Tyler Keeton Robbins. I met Tyler this past week and he is the real deal – insanely talented and extremely friendly (the best combination). He is pretty unknown at this point but his first solo show “Weak Stimuli” opens on October 3rd at Catalog Gallery, so I’m sure that will change pretty quick. If I had to pick an emerging artist to watch, this is the guy.
Peep lots more of Tyler’s beautiful work below. (And come to his show!!!)