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Silver. Skate. Seventies. (Limited Edition)

California Skateboarding 1975-1978
Photographs by Hugh Holland
Chronicle Chroma
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This limited-edition edition version of Silver. Skate. Seventies. is sure to become a valuable collector's item. Only 500 numbered copies of this special package are available worldwide. Drawing design inspiration from vintage pho...
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This limited-edition edition version of Silver. Skate. Seventies. is sure to become a valuable collector's item.

Only 500 numbered copies of this special package are available worldwide. Drawing design inspiration from vintage photo packaging, the 12 x 15 inch box features a metallic printed sticker on the cover and includes the following: 

  • A numbered copy of Silver. Skate. Seventies., signed by Hugh Holland.
  • A never-before-released, 9 x 12 inch black and white, gelatin silver print entitled Deep Canyon Drive, stamped and signed by Hugh Holland. This print is packaged in a clear acid-free archival envelope for protection and is suitable for framing. 
  • A custom sheet of 1970s skateboarding inspired silver metallic stickers.

In the 1970s, photographer Hugh Holland masterfully captured the burgeoning culture of skateboarding against a sometimes harsh but always sunny Southern California landscape. This never-before-published collection showcases his black-and-white photographs that document young skateboarders sidewalk surfing off Mulholland Drive in concrete drainage ditches and empty swimming pools in a drought-ridden Southern California. From suburban backyard haunts to the asphalt streets that connected them, this was the place that inspired the legendary Dogtown and Z-Boys skateboarders. With their requisite bleached-blond hair, tanned bodies, tube socks and Vans, these young outsiders evoke the sometimes reckless but always exhilarating origins of skateboarding lifestyle and culture.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 9 x 12
Publication Date: 10/29/2019
ISBN: 9781452182063
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This limited edition is not eligible for promotional discount.

 

Hugh Holland is a Los Angeles–based photographer and author of Locals Only. He is represented by M+B gallery in Los Angeles.

“The gorgeous black-and-white photos collected in Holland’s Silver. Skate. Seventies., just published by Chronicle Chroma, capture the long summer evening of skateboarding’s adolescence, a momentary sense of freedom from gravity, just before it rocketed into the cultural stratosphere.”
Los Angeles Magazine