by Michael Madsen and Liz Thomas.
PROJECT FLOWMANCE started as an action adventure lifestyle series about our van travels all along the Pacific West and Canada. We’d rig highlines over canyons, waterfalls, oceans and then attempt to walk across them. Our perception of what we wanted to create quickly evolved into a photography collection of aerial silk landscape images that we adore
THE PHOTO GALLERY
Photography - Michael Madsen / Model - Liz Thomas
WHAT IS PROJECT FLOWMANCE?
It started as a 2 month van trip to highline, unicycle, acro, speed fly, laugh, love, take pictures, and wake up with the most beautiful views we could put ourselves — and the van — in front of. I (Michael) — being a photographer — am obviously going to attempt to capture beautiful photos and videos of our adventures. So why don’t we call it Project Flowmance and make a little youtube series of our relationship with flow state and the many ways we experience it.
WATCH THE TRAILER FOR PROJECT FLOWMANCE
Starting in Salt Lake City, we’d travel to Squamish, BC for the Squamish Highlining Festival. There we would find our beautiful hippyish free spirited friends and have the experiences that we live for. Finally we’d turn the van south toward sunny San Diego to figure out what to do next.
Its is approaching 1 year anniversary — and well — the adventure never seemed to end. We did have to get a “real job,” building challenge courses and zip lines all across Cali but that still leaves us with plenty of time to do what we do.
We grew passionate in the pursuit of creating these aerial silk images. We just love the process of finding an amazing location and accepting the challenge and reward of rig a highline, sessioning the line for a few hours or a few days, and then attempting to create these images when the conditions are right.
METAL PRINTS & POSTERS
Add a little bit of beautiful insanity to your home or office. Now offering metal prints and posters. Your purchase will go directly into helping us eat food and buy diesel therefore helping us continue to create content.
PROJECT FLOWMANCE ON PATREON
If you have enjoyed any part of Project Flowmance Series or Photography consider supporting the project through our Patreon where you have the choice to donate as little as 1$ Smile Dollar a month to help the vast amounts of expenses and time that it takes to produce this content for your viewing pleasure.
PROFESSIONAL HIGHLINER // AERIALIST // ACROBAT
My favorite model. Liz is an extremely versatile athlete disciplined in the genres of highlining/ slacklining, acro yoga, aerial silks, flow arts, and a plethora of other things. She’s most know for her bubbly yet stoked and inspired presence. Not even the most terrifying or ridiculously difficult feats of athleticism and strength will wipe the wide smile and laughter from her face. She was born to perform, and lives to play with the laws of physics.
PHOTOGRAPHER // HIGHLINER // ATHLETE // TRAVELER
I love most seeking to capture a photographs that represent the feeling of the moment, the experience of walking or moving gracefully through the sky.