Peter Johansson

Fluid poetics

As an almost instant follow-up to yesterday's post with the new Film Trucks edit starring Léo Valls and Tom Botwid, today, the homies over at Poetic Collective (Tom's company) just dropped the entirety of their latest video offering: "FLUID", via TransWorld SKATEboardingSimon Kallkvist and Samuel Norgren's excellent segment from said full-length production had been floating around the Interwebs for a few days already but now, every bit of the twenty-minute timeline assemblage is available for you to stream in the intended order. All of which will be set to the beat of various bench slappies and feet stepping on the ground - one that will not just hammer your eardrums in but also your retinas. One more incentive to think urban environments differently - we'll take it!

Filming Crazy

LIVE has brought up Markus Bengtsson's video productions before - some might remember him as the Poetic Collective filmer - and several times, too; in addition to being prolific on the YouTubes, he's also the one responsible for handicrafting this new montage for Film Trucks (Jérémie Daclin's brainchild), and for actually showcasing it today on the sextuple V via TransWorld SKATEboarding and Solo Skate Mag.

Poetic Collective owner Tom Botwid's spins on ledge dancing most likely will make you dizzy, as the front truck specialist nails his into the coffin of many a bench spot all the way from his Scandinavian hometurf to the South of France; locked in around the cities of Bordeaux and Lyon, more specifically.

But just as Instagram is about to declare him the King of Gradignan, Léo Valls intercepts the other half of the timeline, only to remind us of his marble-rooted interpretative skills, of how Magenta are the people in charge here and of his nollie shifty flip, one we had been missing at least as much as the Bordeaux O.G.'s have been mourning the legendary Malraux spot ever since its demise.

This being said, let it be LIVE's turn to remind you of this documentary DC Shoes produced on Léo's political actions in Bordeaux, as to better appreciate the context of relative harmony on the spots compared to how bad things could get, say, just a few years back...

Regarding the filming, Markus recounts...

Capital P

This clip right here cements the "P" in Peter Johansson - or Jamal P, as social media seemingly demonstrates he'd rather be named; but also the "P" in Poetic Collective, the homie company from Scandinavia that keeps giving and rising - and we're talking a region that's already quite there up North. LIVE has introduced you to the man before, via his recent appearances in Markus Bengtsson's videos; today, it is as a Junkyard representative that he comes back, earning himself a full web part filmed around Copenhagen, Malmö and Paris through a camera wielded by the same operator, with some Super 8 touches of his own. Capital P's interpretation of the streets is less of the punishing type than such a nickname would imply, though, as it relies more on an almost impertinent eye for both originality and simplicity. That, the quiet intensity and the numerous smiles: something to be reckoned with!

Swedish slappies

Our Swedish homies over at Poetic Collective just earned themselves the luxury of a worldwide-scale collaboration with Film Trucks, ex-Cliché founder Jérémie Daclin's new company and, as though to make it all the more official, the virus known for atrophying one's ollie muscles was spread all the way to and around Malmö - where some fine lads await us to reassure that the disease may not be that lethal after all. All filmed by Markus Bengtsson, also behind the recent Copenhagen edit: "Pas De Problème..."!

D.J. Dub's tip : "Pas de problème"...

The former freelancer for SuGaR back when the magazine was still reviewing records (reviewing what?) is back, and once again naively thought he'd be the one to let us know on the recent online drop of this new edit by Makke Bengtsson, most notably the immaculate filmer for the just-as-immaculate Swedish Poetic Collective. On the menu: his friends' holidays in Copenhagen, including - amongst a list of others - the unextinguishable Léo Valls as well as Le Rollersurfer, aka. Ben Koppl...

Poets in Paris

At Poetic Collective, we are very productive lately and as usual, it's full of creativity. Today we find them for the second artwork of their triptych, and this time it is on our beautiful Parisian spots that they gave free rein to their imagination. Obviously, with this style and technique that we can not find anywhere else. Paris has always been a great source of inspiration for poets. 

Swedish Spring

Poetic collective and Levi’s skateboarding have teamed up to make “On Land”. Fully filmed in the streets of Stockholm, this video represents the arrival of the few rays of sun which erase the long Swedish winter opening up somehow the “skateboarding season”. And as always, to our greatest delight, these young Swedish have this way so creative and atypical to approach spots with combinations of tricks that we might not even have thought of. 

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