Locals Only

Locals Only

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Overview

One afternoon in 1975, a young photographer named Hugh Holland drove up Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Los Angeles and encountered skateboarders carving up the drainage ditches along the side of the canyon. Immediately transfixed by their grace and athleticism, he knew he had found an amazing subject. Although not a skateboarder himself, for the next three years Holland never tired of documenting skateboarders surfing the streets of Los Angeles, parts of the San Fernando Valley, Venice Beach, and as far away as San Francisco and Baja California, Mexico.  During the mid-1970s, Southern California was experiencing a serious drought, leaving an abundance of empty swimming pools available for trespassing skateboarders to practice their tricks. From these suburban backyard haunts to the asphalt streets that connected them, this was the place that created the legendary Dogtown and Z-Boys skateboarders. With their requisite bleached blonde hair, tanned bodies, tube socks and Vans, these young outsiders are masterfully captured against a sometimes harsh but always sunny Southern California landscape in LOCALS ONLY. LOCALS ONLY features more than 120 large-format color images plus a Q+A format interview with the artist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934429839
Publisher: AMMO Books, LLC
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 84
Sales rank: 513,097
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Hugh Holland began photographing skateboarders in southern California in 1975. His series of skateboard photographs was first shown at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles in 2006. Following the success of the show, his work has been shown in Paris and New York City, and fashion trendsetters such as American Apparel have used Holland's skateboarding images in their publicity campaigns. Holland resides in Los Angeles.

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Locals Only 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
GHott More than 1 year ago
They were good shots and if this had been published in the 70s I'd have said it was terrific... but it's not and it sort of just reminded my of my high school scrapbook. I enjoyed flipping through it but I won't be picking it up for my coffee table any time soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago