Silver. Skate. Seventies.: (Photography Books, Seventies Coffee Table Book, 70's Skateboarding Books, Black and White Lifestyle Photography) (Hardcover)

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Silver. Skate. Seventies.: (Photography Books, Seventies Coffee Table Book, 70's Skateboarding Books, Black and White Lifestyle Photography) (Hardcover)

By Hugh Holland (Photographs by)

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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.
Hugh Holland is a Los Angeles–based photographer and author of Locals Only. He is represented by M+B gallery in Los Angeles.
Product Details ISBN: 9781452182056
ISBN-10: 1452182051
Publisher: Chronicle Chroma
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2019
Pages: 128
Language: English
“The gorgeous black-and-white photos collected in Hugh Holland’s Silver. Skate. Seventies. capture the long summer evening of skateboarding’s adolescence, a momentary sense of freedom from gravity, just before it rocketed into the cultural stratosphere.” —Los Angeles Magazine

“The gorgeous black-and-white photos collected in Hugh Holland’s Silver. Skate. Seventies. capture the long summer evening of skateboarding’s adolescence, a momentary sense of freedom from gravity, just before it rocketed into the cultural stratosphere.” —Los Angeles Magazine