Down On The Corner, Balboa Beach 1976
24 by 36 inch Poster Print (approx. 61x91cm... it's big!).
Printed on acid free paper with fade resistant inks.
Hugh Holland on this image:
"That shot was one of several I did on the street, at Balboa Island, in the summer of 75, just as I was beginning the Skate series. I was shooting some kids that were hot-dogging on the street on the sidelines of a small skate contest. I had no idea who they were. A few years later, someone saw them and asked if I knew who that kid was. I said no. He said it was Danny Kwock, who went on in the 80s to be a top surfer in the Newport area, and surfed for Quicksilver. Now he is the president of Quicksilver entertainment. He is a very cool guy."
ABOUT HUGH HOLLAND
Neither a professional photographer nor a skateboarder, Hugh Holland captured some of the most enduring and beautiful photographs of the birth of modern skateboarding. Only active between 1975 and 1978, he documented the exact moment bored surfers took a children's toy and used the banks of closed high schools, empty swimming pools and the canyon roads of LA County to emulate surfing waves. Whilst Glen E. Friedman and Craig Stecyk pioneered the aggressive punk attitude of Dogtown, Holland's photos offer a very different aesthetic, cinematic and graceful but also capturing the youthful innocence of the very first skate rats.
Read "Hugh Holland and the Unsung Heroes of the Hollywood Hills" on The Golden Rays Blog