In the 1970s, photographer Hugh Holland masterfully captured the burgeoning culture of skateboarding against a sometimes harsh but always sunny Southern California landscape.
This never-before-published collection showcases his black-and-white photographs that document young skateboarders sidewalk surfing off Mulholland Drive in concrete drainage ditches and empty swimming pools in a drought-ridden Southern California. From suburban backyard haunts to the asphalt streets that connected them, this was the place that inspired the legendary Dogtown and Z-Boys skateboarders.
With their requisite bleached-blond hair, tanned bodies, tube socks, and Vans, these young outsiders evoke the sometimes reckless but always exhilarating origins of skateboarding lifestyle and culture.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hugh Holland is a Los Angeles–based photographer and author of Locals Only. He is represented by M+B Gallery in Los Angeles.
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 160
- Size: 9 X 12 V
- Publication Date: 10/22/2019
- ISBN: 9781452182056