In 2011 I started inline slaloming. One rainy afternoon we were taking shelter under a bridge and I started seeing the cool patterns inline slaloming creates when the wheels went through puddles. It made sense this had to be taken further into design. Problem with water is that it spins out of the wheels pretty quickly and so the path won’t be marked the whole way down the set of cones. Plus at the time being a novice to slaloming I couldn't be so creative with the footwork, so the idea was put aside for the time being.
In 2012 a video produced by Anne Joshua captured the movements by overlaying a path in post production. This technique worked really well and re-sparked my ideas.
We shot this video in Hyde Park so to get a better aerial view the camera was held on a monopod. (Thanks Gianni Dibiase for being cameraman). Naturally there was camera shake so the footage had to be stabilised before the motion paths could be overlaid. The skate paths were imported into Adobe Illustrator where a clean vector design was created. The paths were edited, incorporating correct gap spacing between elements so that it could then be screen printed onto a sports shirt.
Lastly the title refers to my belief in that it’s not always about the destination but sometimes about how you get there, The Journey.