The Concrete Swell Poster by Hugh Holland

The Concrete Swell Poster by Hugh Holland

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The Concrete Swell, Viper Bowl Hollywood 1976

24 by 36 inch Poster Print (approx. 61x91cm... it's big!).
Printed on acid free paper with fade resistant inks.

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

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