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Video: Luca Cometti & Peter Jamison Bring Poetry to Life in 'Visual Beings'

Dec 16, 2020
by Canyon  
Shark fin: Luca Cometti, one-footed inverted table

Riding provides inspiration to forget about everything except what is right in front of us.

Watch Luca Cometti and Peter Jamison seek inspiration to create while performing dual roles in front of and behind the camera lens in the woods of Highland Mountain Bike Park.

Shark fin: Peter Jamison, flattie

Where does your inspiration come from?
The glow of the evening sun?
Native curves of the earth?
Nature’s aggressive behavior?
Or is it shapes in the dirt?
Reflections of the world in its waters?
The wind?
The trees?
It seems it’s found the perfect balance
A stillness

Cometti and Jamison

Ladder bridge: Nollie by Peter Jamison (left) and squash by Luca Cometti (right)

Are these forces there for us to be inspired?
If so, how do we express ourselves?
With two wheels and a sensor—this is our expression

Tabletop: Jamison (coming), Cometti (going)

Creative forces are present in life
And aren’t we all after a bit more of that?
The earth and the mind can be loud
The slash of a corner
The strike of a root
Or the pop of a lip—can make things go silent
For just enough time
For us to forget about everything
But what is right in front of us

Bikes: Peter Jamison's Canyon Spectral CFR 9.0 27.5 (left) and Luca Cometti's Sender CF 9.0 27.5 (right)

At the end of the day
Are we ever content?
Does the boundary of creativity ever end?
Or are we already searching?
For the next source of satisfaction

Cometti and Jamison on set

Peter Jamison, right turn, trail bike; Luca Cometti, left turn, downhill bike

When that imagination runs out
So does our existence

Jamison on camera, Cometti on bike (left); Vice versa (right)

Video by: Luca Cometti, Peter Jamison and Heather Young
With support from: Canyon USA
Photos by: Heather Young

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  • 11 1
 This is so rad. Talent behind and in front to the lens for sure.
  • 5 1
 This is dope. Cool idea, good words, and well executed.
  • 4 1
 Nice clip Lucca and well done!! Looks like a fun trail system and wow those trees are green.
  • 2 0
 It's really cool to see Luca doing projects like this when he's already such a rad rider. Nice work team!
  • 4 1
 Great work, boys!
  • 2 1
 Some very distinguished pipe sounds there, I am curious where from
  • 2 1
 Totally engaging. Thanks!
  • 2 0
 Hey thats ME!!!
  • 2 0
 New Hampshire ?
  • 1 0
 Yes! Mostly highland mountain bike park
  • 1 0
 Yes sir it’s at Highland, great park and super rad people!
  • 1 0
 Woohoo, Highland baby!!
  • 1 0
 Go Luca!
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