By Louise McLeod Tabouis.
If you thought rollerblading involved just strapping boots onto your feet, then think again. Nicolo has had a steady presence on Vimeo, directing and producing 25 short films over the past 7 years. Taking viewers through the underground world of Italian rollerblading in ‘Nicola Fiorenza’s Box’ (2008) to the urban landscape of ‘Cesare Senigallia’ (2010) and the ‘Slam Trick’ collective from Ravenna, featuring Pietro from ‘Clip of the Dick 1, 2 & 3’. For those who know Italy, you’ll love the trip Nicolo’s films take you on – for those who don’t, well you might by the end.
‘Flat Spin’ (2007) is a reminder of where it all began. The gritty image that Nicolo portrays in these 3 seconds is more than a technical lesson. He shares with us the fast but pleasant joy of flying down the rink, of hitting the ledge, doing a spin and then enjoying the heady thump of the wheels hitting the concrete surface knowing the blader is still standing upright. An underrated pleasure.
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