My name is Willy Crank. I am a skateboarder and filmmaker.
I initially aimed to release PARTICLES as a full skateboard video but quickly realised that doing this as an independent filmmaker, with little time left to invest back into skateboarding, was going to be very hard. With the video not working out I didn’t want to let go of the idea of creating something I could look back upon with a smile. So I took what I’ve learned and bent the video into an online platform called PARTICLELIFE.COM.
Visiting the PARTICLES section you’ll find the most important segment of the website, a range of video concepts documenting what I come across at in the world of skateboarding.
AFHW (short for A Few Hours With) literally explains the concept. I go to a skatepark, spend a few hours filming with a certain skateboarder and upload the results to the website the same day.
ASL (short for Art Skateboarding Life) is a blog meant to show you the art work of skateboarders who are, beside their boards, also active in various artistical ways.
The STORE displays my wish to create something touchable next to my digital video work, a series of clothing. Coming as capsule collections in very limited quantities.
Welcome to PARTICLELIFE.COM