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~People by Dominic Palarchio

~ People, like my previous snowboarding films, attempts to end complacency of the genre’s conventions. While paying to snowboard at a resort can be viewed as bourgeois, street snowboarding has always been a reinterpretation of the built environment. I’m interested in taking that thought a step further by incorporating outside influences. Through careful curation we selected a majority of dilapidated post industrial locations in the rust belt cities of Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo. Visual acts of snowboarding thus can begin to represent the regrowth of these areas plagued by late-capitalism. Most notable of the selection is a modernist ‘adventure park’ designed by acclaimed architect Richard Dattner. Once a symbol of progress it reflected the children’s interests rather than...

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Flanel Lifestyles "Efforts"

  Flanel Lifestyle's Mike Harrington has faithfully produced Michigan Snowboarding videos about as long as People has been a snowboard store. He's non-stop productive season after season. Pushing through the years where we have had tons of snow, to the seasons where it has been bone dry or rainy. Scraping together snow, like he scrapes together an edit or full length. It is the effort that makes the project and with that, he brings us his last Michigan Snowboard video. Mike is moving west on to bigger slopes and we couldn't be more stoked for him! Efforts: A Love Story from Flanel Lifestyles on Vimeo. Featuring Tye Kowalski, Dusty Miller, Tyler May, Adam Rottschafer, Jack Harris, Adam Homi, Jackie Lammert,...

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