How Brett Novak Turned Me Into A Skateboarding Fan
I haven’t always been the biggest fan of skateboarding, don’t get me wrong I enjoy watching it but iv never felt a dying urge to go out and buy a skateboard until a cameraman who goes by the name Brett Novak appeared on my radar.
Now i can understand how me becoming a fan of skateboarding because of a videographer makes about as much sense as me becoming a fan of the opera after listening to young thug or lil Wayne or who ever BUT lemme explain. You see skateboarding videos have (to me at least) always been a bit 1 dimensional in the sense that its always been the camera guy following the skater and capturing him doing epic tricks and then thats it.
With Brett however, his skate videos are shot like stories/short films. His videos capture the artistic and imaginative aspect of skateboarding like no other before him. The landscape becomes a fantasy world and the skater and his board become the explorer’s, everyday infrastructure like stairs, walk ways, rails, are turned into epic action scenes with meaning and inspiration. After watching any of these videos even as a non-skater you cant help but feel inspired and motivated to get yourself a board or if thats not your bread and butter, you will just see a different beauty in everyday city infrastructure and in the art form of skate boarding.