skateboarder photography (1970s) – hugh holland

Hugh Holland is an LA photographer who shot an amazing series of skateboarders that I will describe simply as: Rad.  He enountered his first skateboarder – where else – in 1975 Laurel Canyon.  Ground zero for cool.  He shot and shot these kids at the very beginning of skateboarding, and when skateboarding went mainstream in 1978, his documentation came to a natural end.

It wasn’t until 2010 that he compiled these images in a book, Locals Only.  

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