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RAPTORS x OVO collection 2015

RAPTORS x OVO collection 2015

RAPTORS x OVO collection 2015
OVO x RAPTORS

RAPTORS x OVO collection 2015RAPTORS x OVO collection 2015

Today marks the reveal of the first instalment of the collaborative merchandise between the NBA’s Toronto Raptors and OVO (October’s Very Own) in partnership with Mitchell & Ness.

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Accompanying the product line, which saw a “black and gold”-out of the tried and tested apparel, is a combination of video and photographic material representative of the Toronto underground.

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Picking up my first film camera in high school lost in the suburbs where no one could find me, before being introduced to my neighbouring city’s existing school of art, I used to rummage through the oblivion of dirt and trash to find elements that translated as salient on the final print. A pop of colour, the nuances of texture, and the stark contrast between the pure black with a flash washed object.

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When I became exposed to other film photographers that were idolized by the cult-like establishment within the 416 circling around OCAD and the accompanying districts of the Market, Parkdale and Dunbat skatepark, I noticed this act of rummaging was a recurring theme amongst all of us. Maybe it was a transfixtion with the wastefulness that runs parallel to every production, or that every organized televised event is backed by the same amount of clutter and disorder that you would find on the back lot of your school’s parking lot, or studio, or restaurant.

RAPTORS x OVO collection 2015
RAPTORS x OVO collection 2015

OVO x RAPTORS lookbook takes you behind the scenes of the spectacle to see how even the athletes that we put on a cultural pedestal for their phenomenal skill and ability are exposed to the same disorder that we are in our own playing fields of life. They look for nuances in the textures in moments of transposition from the real world to the court yard. The realism behind the aesthetic can be appreciated on a universal level because it contrasts the formality of a final production with the random layering of the instruments and barriers that hold the human element of it all together.

RAPTORS x OVO collection 2015

RAPTORS x OVO collection 2015

Take note of the hints of De Stijl inspired colour blocking that returns the fullness of the pallet of the original RAPTORS logo back into the OVO world of black and gold. Also, the use of archaic formats of film and video technology. Finally, realize that our athletes play their game as much in the realm of an astral plane as they do the colosseum of the court by appreciating the blackness of space and the brightness of the constellations that the star players shine like.

RAPTORS x OVO collection 2015
RAPTORS x OVO collection 2015
RAPTORS x OVO collection 2015

RAPTORS x OVO collection 2015
RAPTORS x OVO collection 2015

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PROJECTIONS by: Catherine Park Morely

DIRECTED by: Ohara Hale

A HUGE THANKS to everyone who allowed their faces to be projected on:

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