The Art of Skateboarding Photography.
Photographs by Mike Blabac, with J. Grant Brittain and Jake Phelps.
powerHouse Books, New York, 2009. 224 pp., 120 four-color and black & white illustrations, 10½x13½".
Blabac Photo: The Art of Skateboarding Photography is a stunning chronicle of a youth movement as seen through the lens of Mike Blabac, a man who is as dedicated to his craft as he is to the skateboarding lifestyle that inspired it. For millions of people around the world, skateboarding is more than a mere hobby or a sport—it’s a way of life that has shaped everything from fashion and music, to video games and art. Blabac Photo proves that point with 300 awe-inspiring images that communicate the stories and exploits of some of the most creative athletes to ever step on a skateboard including Eric Koston, Stevie Williams, Colin McKay, Rob Dyrdek, and Danny Way. As skateboarding evolved over time, from a hobby for kids on the Venice boardwalk into a global culture, skate legends were born, records were broken, titans of industry materialized—and Mike Blabac was there to document the history of the movement as it developed before his eyes.
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