Spanish skater Kilian Martin has set the bar high in this wonderfully shot exhibition of his freestyle skills.
Whilst most skateboarding videos are shot on shaky cameras in city streets or halfpipes, Martin has teamed up with long-time collaborator Brett Novak to shatter everything we know about skateboarding with this glorious high definition masterpiece Searching Sirocco.
Martin describes himself as a "skateboard artist"; his board is his brush, and the world is his canvas, and it’s not hard to see why.
As he rolls effortlessly from the salt flats to rocky desserts to subway stations, the video proves anywhere can be a skate park if you're keen enough to make it happen. The astonishing street skating and flatland tricks combined with those glorious landscapes make this easily one of the most impressive skate videos of all time.
And whilst early on in his career Martin did compete on the Freestyle Skateboarding Scene (including winner the 2010 World Cup) you won’t find him competing any time soon. In the time since then, he has developed his own unique style, and a level of technicality that has set him in a class of his very own.
Being described as a wolf without a pack, and driven by his insatiable thirst for new frontier his innovative and graceful interpretations of the art of skateboarding have paved the way for a potential lengthy career outside of the inner circle of the sport. This was backed up perfectly when his eighth collaboration with Novak entitled Internal Departure gained huge praise from figures both inside and outside of the skateboarding community.
Be sure to watch the Searching Sirocco video below, and feel free to visit his website here.