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Locals Only

Hugh Holland


PUBLISHED: 1st September 2011
ISBN: 9781934429839
ANNOTATION:
A beautifully presented photography book that presents the most quintessential images created during the earliest days of U.S. skateboard culture in the 1970s. Features more than 120 beautifully-taken colour images of skateboarder surfing the streets of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, Venice Beach, San Francisco and Baja California, Mexico.
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PUBLISHED: 1st September 2011
ISBN: 9781934429839
ANNOTATION:
A beautifully presented photography book that presents the most quintessential images created during the earliest days of U.S. skateboard culture in the 1970s. Features more than 120 beautifully-taken colour images of skateboarder surfing the streets of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, Venice Beach, San Francisco and Baja California, Mexico.

Annotation

A beautifully presented photography book that presents the most quintessential images created during the earliest days of U.S. skateboard culture in the 1970s. Features more than 120 beautifully-taken colour images of skateboarder surfing the streets of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, Venice Beach, San Francisco and Baja California, Mexico.

Publisher Description

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 beautiful color images plus a Q+A format interview with the artist.

Author Biography

Steve Crist has edited and created numerous art and photography books including The Polaroid Book, Marilyn by Andre de Dienes, Jazzlife and Steve McQueen by William Claxton, and The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman. In 2006, he created and published the internationally successful Gonzo by Hunter S. Thompson. Steve is the Publisher of AMMO Books, and is currently in production with Todd Oldham on Charley Harper - An Illustrated Life, and Lulu by Lulu de Kwiatkowski. He lives in Los Angeles.

Review

"'Locals Only' is a celebration of youth. Muscles, wiry bodies, long, tangled hair. A kid might have been in one of the most awkward stages of adolescence, but when he was sailing around an empty pool, Holland reminds us, he was something else entirely. He was perfection." --Los Angeles Times

"Photographer Hug Holland's book captures the short shorts, big hair, and sick tricks that defined Southern California's '70s skateboard culture." --Men's Journal

"[Hugh] Holland immortalized the brash riders with his camera. Nearly four decades later, the fruits of his work are collected in 'Locals Only, ' a book infused with nostalgia for the birth of a sport and the exuberance of a youth culture. ... The book may be a snapshot of an era long passed, but the photos of young skaters in long haircuts and Vans feel as timely as ever." --ESPN Magazine

"Skateboards, sweatbands, streetwear and other relics of the '70s are perfectly preserved in Holland's action shots of rail-riding teens." --Time Out New York "A wonderful time machine that captures a unique period of skateboard history. ... How fortunate we are that Hugh Holland was there to document a golden era." -Concrete Wave

"Sometimes, you stumble upon a photographer whose work has gone unnoticed. He has been sitting on photos shot 30 years ago; like a good stew, they've been simmering, getting juicier and juicier." -C Magazine

"Skateboards, sweatbands, streetwear and other relics of the '70s are perfectly preserved in Holland's action shots of rail-riding teens." -Time Out New York

Review Quote

"'Locals Only' is a celebration of youth. Muscles, wiry bodies, long, tangled hair. A kid might have been in one of the most awkward stages of adolescence, but when he was sailing around an empty pool, Holland reminds us, he was something else entirely. He was perfection." --Los Angeles Times "Photographer Hug Holland's book captures the short shorts, big hair, and sick tricks that defined Southern California's '70s skateboard culture." --Men's Journal "[Hugh] Holland immortalized the brash riders with his camera. Nearly four decades later, the fruits of his work are collected in 'Locals Only,' a book infused with nostalgia for the birth of a sport and the exuberance of a youth culture. ... The book may be a snapshot of an era long passed, but the photos of young skaters in long haircuts and Vans feel as timely as ever." --ESPN Magazine "Skateboards, sweatbands, streetwear and other relics of the '70s are perfectly preserved in Holland's action shots of rail-riding teens." --Time Out New York "Hugh Holland's 1970s photographs of kids and teens skateboarding in empty swimming pools and boardwalks in Southern California are a perfect snapshot of the wild, frenetic energy of that era." --LAist.com

Product Details

Author
Hugh Holland
ISBN-10
193442983X
ISBN-13
9781934429839
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Short Title
LOCALS ONLY
Pages
84
Publisher
Ammo Books
Language
English
Photographer
Hugh Holland
Illustrations
Yes
Edition
popular ed
Subtitle
Skateboarding in California 1975-1978
Country of Publication
United States
Year
2012
Publication Date
2012-04-16
Edited by
Crist, Steve
Audience
General/Trade