Silver. Skate. Seventies. (Limited Edition)
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.
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