CAL TRAVIS OAKS
Cal Travis Oaks is a skateboard filmer hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee. He has pursued this art since the age of nine. At the youthful age of 20, Cal Travis Oaks has had the fortune of a keen eye - only letting things of substance inspire him. Although the past is becoming a trend for some, Cal freely embraces it. Things that are tangible, things that are hands on, things that have derived from craft and love are important to him. When Cal isn't skateboarding, he is mulling over a coffee grinder and pouring out cups of heaven. He can also be seen out on a motorcycle or piled up in a vehicle with comrades perusing landscape and urban layout for a well composed skate situation. Over the past four years he has completed two feature length skateboard films armed with a VX1000, Super 8 film camera, and a DSLR. Influenced by skateboard filmers since that culture's incarnation as well as classic and avant garde movie makers, Cal attempts to craft his work with a vague sense of story. Cal sees skateboarding as a way of life, a daily log that manifests itself in the purest form of art: existence. He shares such passions with dear friends that move the way he does; folks like Alyasha Owerka-Moore have been generous in their support of Cal. Spending a great deal of time in the greater Los Angeles area, and New York City, Cal breathes deep a beautiful mix of East Coast, West Coast, and Southern Culture. He is on the brink of a major move to continue to follow his passion.