Creative Spotlight: ‘Jack’s Morning’ – A film by Jack Bridgland

If only all mornings began with concrete, thick shadows and the sound of skate wheels in the dust.

Jack Corpes by Jack Bridgland

Jack Corpes by Jack Bridgland

Film-maker Jack Bridgland spent a monochrome AM exploring the art of skating with old school friend, Jack Corpes. You can see what resulted below:

Jack Bridgland is a full-time photographer and director based in London. In this exclusive film for Spindle, Jack takes to a sunlit skate park with old classmate Jack Corpes to spend a morning in monochrome making shapes out of shadows.

‘Jack Corpes was someone I went to school with,’ Bridgland tells us. ‘We didn’t really get on well at school, but I had always known he was an insane skater. I got more into video over the past year or so, I decided to get in touch with him as I knew he’d be an interesting subject to make a video about and I think he has a really cool look about him.’

Set to 1972 Stealers Wheel hit ‘Stuck in the Middle With You’, the video begins with a piercing close-up of Corpes’s freckled face in a razor-sharp style recognisable to those who are familiar with Bridgland’s editorial work. The video then treats us to a series of atmospheric slow-mo shots of Corpes soaring through bright sunlight on a skateboard in a mesmerising sequence evocative of langorous summer mornings.

‘I aimed to make a video that was timeless and stylistic,’ Bridgland says. ‘I was very specific on his hair style and general styling. I didn’t wan’t him to look too ‘modern’ or heavily branded.’

To fit the “old-school” aesthetic, I wanted to choose an old-school song. “Stuck in the middle with you” instantly sprung to mind. I layered it onto a few of the clips and instantly loved how it flowed.’

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