Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
One afternoon in 1975, a young photographer named Hugh Holland drove up Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Los Angeles and encountered skateboarders carving up the drainage ditches along the side of the canyon. Immediately transfixed by their grace and athleticism, he knew he had found an amazing subject. Although not a skateboarder himself, for the next three years Holland never tired of documenting skateboarders surfing the streets of Los Angeles, parts of the San Fernando Valley, Venice Beach, and as far away as San Francisco and Baja California, Mexico.
During the mid-1970s, Southern California was experiencing a serious drought, leaving an abundance of empty swimming pools available for trespassing skateboarders to practice their tricks. From these suburban backyard haunts to the asphalt streets that connected them, this was the place that created the legendary Dogtown and Z-Boys skateboarders. With their requisite bleached blonde hair, tanned bodies, tube socks and Vans, these young outsiders are masterfully captured against a sometimes harsh but always sunny Southern California landscape in LOCALS ONLY.- ammo books
Thursday, January 27, 2011
What the hell is going on in music these days? All these new bands, not enough attention span or time to spend figuring out which ones I like. But then I'll come across weird music videos and that's kind of what satisfies my curiousity of what I might be missing..
I'm not sure who this band is, but this video is pretty funny. Especially at the 3:00 mark. The ending is pretty solid too..
What if someone made a music video where all the nudie censor bars would dance around the screen and make smaller sub images to follow? Hm.. looks like Dizzy Rascal and David Byrne figured that one out! The future is here and is confusing as hell.