A New Tome Goes Behind the Gates with LA’s Backyard Skateboarders
Shredding the suburban wasteland.
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Empty pools and shuttered estates may be eyesores to the neighbors, but to shredders in LA, they bestow a concrete paradise. A new book from Anthology Book aims to capture the spirit of these backyard warriors.
According to LA Weekly, “Tino Razo’s photo book Party in the Back chronicles the skater-turned-photographer’s experience of a resurgent but largely invisible skate subculture that’s as much a part of Southern California’s DNA as towering Mexican fan palms and corner doughnut shops.
“The images, presented without captions, trace a path through the backyards of abandoned midcentury mansions in the Hollywood Hills and modest ranch homes in the San Fernando Valley out to a demolished nudist colony near Palm Springs.”
See some of the amazing shots here.
And the guest list is quite impressive.
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