It was while we were preparing for our Atlantic crossing on board Sigiriya in the Canary Islands that I first met the confident American from Golden, Colorado by the name of John R Hoopes IV. Over a beer in the Sailors Bar he told me about The Entitled Generation; a creative collective that he was trying to get off it’s feet, or ‘humans doing stuff’ as he put it.
The conversations we had resinated with me in the following weeks we spent on the boat. When I met with John on the other side of the Atlantic in St Lucia we decided to form a project as part of the Entitled Generation. Our friend Kaija, a talented artist and skateboarder from Finland, told us how she had met a bunch of kids in Castries, the islands capital, tearing up the streets on broken skateboards and calling themselves Pure Skaters. We arranged to meet them, took our decks and cameras, and got creative