Helsinki Airport Becomes a Skatepark
on 18 October 2014
Rebellious by nature, skateboarders dream of a carefree session in the most off-limits spots—malls, art museums and government buildings just to name a few. Longtime skateboarding legend Arto Saari made this dream a reality with an unlikely shoutout from Finnair to turn the Helsinki Airport into a skatepark. Saari invited a few of his favorite skaters to wreak havoc on the runways, baggage claim and anywhere their imaginations would take them. A noted photographer in his own right (and in a partnership with Leica), Saari talks about the "Match Made in HEL" project, skate culture and photography in this recent Highsnobiety interview. The insights of the interview aside, the surreal shots of skaters tailsliding the baggage claim carousels and boosting airs on the jetway with planes in the background are definitely worth a look.