The Godfather of #VanLife + His New Stop Motion Skate Movie
The Godfather of #VanLife aka the 1-million follower man who made thousands of people quit their jobs in search of adventure and Instagram ‘likes’ aka Foster Huntington is up to some new tricks from his PNW hipster cult dream property. It’s a stop-motion skateboard movie called Pool Scum and it’s pretty damn creative. Foster built up an entire studio with a fabrication shop and a 2,500-square-foot sound stage plus an edit and design space. Not bad for a rural Washington mountain top.
Do you feel like skateboarding is less creative or artistic than it was before it became more mainstream?
Skateboarding seems to be either super cool guy, like Fucking Awesome, or stuff like Street League and the Olympics, which might as well be performance sports. Neither of which captures what gets me pumped about going out and skating with my friends. But I think there’s still tons of creativity in skating. There always has been and there always will be. It just seems like there’s so much pressure on skating to be something commercially viable, either in the form of something like a t-shirt company getting kids to line up around the block on the Lower East Side or the next big sports category at a Foot Locker in Iowa. I wanted Pool Scum to be something that was just for fun but rooted in the experience of skating a bowl.
+ watch Pool Scum below.