skateboarding only around blue spots of the world, artist julien paccard documents his journey through a short self directed film. the film consists of continuous shots that direct the viewer’s attention through blue architectural details. it was filmed with a digital bolex (16mm) camera in berlin, jerusalem, eilat, geneva, hamburg, jackson (MS), las palmas, london, los angeles, mallorca, nashville (TN), new york, oceanside (CA), san fransisco, san jose, tel aviv.
concrete wave in hamburg
all images courtesy of julien paccard
being the skater, director, editor and sometimes cameraman of the video, julien paccard has produced the ‘blue boy’ project completely independently, using the earnings he makes through freelance graphic design for various clients. ‘it’s a passion project that I do for fun.‘ the artist explains ‘I have no sponsor or anything to sell. I love skateboarding and travelling.‘
cube in berlin
parking bloc in san jose (CA)
graffiti in berlin
running-up on mission street (san fransisco, CA)
pushing against the shark in eilat (israel)
metal sculpture against a blue ball in berlin
rolling in berlin neukölln
skateboarding on a sculpture in tel aviv (israel)
skateboarding in an abandoned waterpark by the dead sea
painted whale in oceanside (CA)
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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom