riding downtown MTL

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Nothing like strapping a sled to your feet in downtown MTL Quebec to knock some rails and tour the local cemetery. Watch Seb Toots do just that, with The XX as his soundtrack. It starts out a bit slow and boring, but is worth finishing. Here is Hypebeast‘s take:

Sunset Films‘ newest project finds professional snowboarder Seb Toots flowing through Montreal’s Mount Royal, located in the heart of the city, after a massive snowfall. Toots skillfully weaves through a naturally-occurring slope, interpreting handrails, gaps, and tight curves as he sees fit. In a beautiful way, the viewer is reminded of the possibilities that can arise in any situation; where people walk, the passionate Toots finds a way to fly.

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foursquare “wet plate project”

The snowboarding brand Foursquare has put together a pretty awesome project to coincide with the launch of their new website called the “Wet Plate Project.” Snowboarding + old school cameras? This definitely got my attention. Foursquare worked with photographer Ian Ruhter to shoot a series using an old wet plate camera. The wet plate is one of the oldest exposure/developing techniques in photography. The resulting images were pretty cool.

Here is vid that they published outlining the idea behind the project.

 

Check out Ruhter’s images from the first two of five installments, below. The shots feature riders Alek Oestreng and Andreas Wiig. Pretty incredible stuff, for an era where just any ol’ person can walk into B&H and pick up a 5D kit.

Thanks to my amigos at RC for turning me onto this.