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Skate Photographer and Videographer French Fred Offers A Glimpse Into his Artistic Process

Fred Mortagne turns “mundane landscapes into art" in "Attraper Au Vol."

by Greg Hurdle

by Greg Hurdle

Juxtapoz recently premiered a short film by celebrated skateboard photographer Fred Mortagne. “French Fred,” as he’s widely known, offers viewers an opportunity to tag along as he and Charles Collet shoot for Attraper Au Vol, a retrospective documenting Fred’s work from 2000 to 2015.

The clip opens the aperture on what goes into every shot and moment captured by French Fred. You get a sense of the innate resourcefulness of skaters, how the mundane world and environments they traverse become their proverbial mounds of clay. Marks are left, and artistry goes down in ways that are at times unimaginable.

Get your copy of Attraper Au Vol here, via UmYeahArts, and watch the clip here.

 


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Greg Hurdle

Greg Hurdle is a writer based in Brooklyn, NY. He's written for Mass Appeal, Green Label, and Complex Media. He aims to redefine "fire content."



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