I watched “Second Nature”, an excellent 20-minute documentary about Element team rider and budding landscape architect Janne Saario from Finland, just last night and I loved it – it is really a eye-opening film. Janne is a really down-to-earth guy, good attitude towards people and the world around him and on top of all of that he skates great. The skateparks he creates look amazing and are packed with creativity. More of them please Janne! Here’s the summary from the website:
“The short film allows a glimpse of Saario’s thoughts and dreams, which float between design, art and skateboarding. Though it also reveals the important concurrence of post-industrial areas, sustainable concepts and natural environments, and unfolds the demanding obligation, towards today’s generation and those to come, to create positive and inspiring, local communities.
Over the past two years, filmer Yves Marchon’s keen eye reels in the various aspects and angles of Janne’s life and creates the perfect portrayal of what Element is most proud of and strives to constantly stand for through their products, artists and team riders: to bring progress to skateboarding in the most honest and ethical way.”