O.W.L. "Maritime" Video
The Vague Boys over in the UK are constantly on the grind to bring us interesting print materials as well as strong original video content. And one of our favorites that we've discovered through their efforts has been the prolific videomaker, and shredder, Al Hodgson. Al has been producing a series of projects under the moniker of O.W.L. (Orwellian World Landscape)
Al brought us some other awesome video pieces like "Pavillion" back in 2020. And he had this to say about his newest opus:
'There’s a unique and unmistakable charm to the weatherbeaten textures and faded marine motifs synonymous with British seaside destinations, and with such rich maritime histories, Brighton and it’s neighbouring Sussex towns are quintessential examples. This project was an attempt to celebrate that; filming only at spots situated across Brighton’s seafront, and with an accompanying 4-day cycle/wild-camping trip east and west along the Sussex coastlines to Worthing, Newhaven, Eastbourne and Hastings. However, much like any concept project, this coastal focus didn’t come without it’s inevitable challenges. Despite COVID’s restrictions freeing up many of Brighton’s seaside spots early in the year, the volume of footfall on the city’s beachfront remained heavy and abundant, making logistical planning of how and when to skate specific spots paramount almost every single time we attempted to film. Yet, after 5 months scouring up and down the coast for new spots and new approaches, cleaning salty fisheyes and dodging droves of day-trippers and drunks, we finally had a video. Big thanks to all the guys for persevering with the limitations and making it happen, to Griff for all the photography and as always to Vague for the support!'
Stoked to peep what Al created so let's have a gander and let in the salty air from the seaside....