All photos by Chris Johnson.
Arto Saari photographing Curren caples from a busy runway.
Curren handling the weather conditions and boosting a fronstide air.
With limited space and a damp floor, the helping hand of a trusty quad bike was used to get enough speed to skate the towering bank.
Kasperi Kropsu backside flip.
Matt Berger awaits the green light.
Crew deep, literally.
Arto would jump from director of photography to the dude actually skating in the footage all weekend. He did both of these things really well, what a beast!
Gosha Konyshev backside disaster.
Social media versus media.
Organising how the second obstacle of the day would run.
Curren Caples had ideas for the kicker over barrier session.
Curren Caples benihana'd to keep Louie Lopez and his Instagram amused.
Arto used this stretched out melon grab to get him from one side of the production set to the other. Again, beast!
Curren Caples can fly higher than (parked) planes.
Swimming against the stream, Kasperi Kropsu kickfliped from a hidden launch ramp.
Arto shot Louie Lopez.
Louie Lopez backside flip.
Matt Berger went in.
The second day of the production took us inside the busy Airport.
Curren Caples fulfilling media obligations whilst we waited for the management staff to clear the relevant parts of the airport, so that the production team and skaters could set up.
This actually happened inside a busy airport.
Kasperi Kropsu with a kickflip nosegrind.
Behind the scenes.
Matt Berger kickflip backside lipslide.
The final session that I witnessed (before rushing to get my flight) was in the baggage claim area where Hiroyuki Matsuo kicked things off with a frontside ollie.
Matt Berger shut things down with a mega popped backside flip. Props to Arto, the production team, everyone who skated and the open minded Finair:Finavia: Helsinki airport.