This Is Not a Photo Opportunity.
A Book of Photos by Mark Whiteley.


Photographs by Mark Whiteley.
Gingko Press, Corte Madera, 2009. 144 pp., 112 illustrations, 9½x8½".



Publisher's Description
Long-time editor of SLAP magazine Mark Whiteley is recognized in skate and related cultures as a progressive, soulful photographer whose work is heavily influenced by art.

This collection is broken down into 3 sections: portraits, music and street/travel/snapshots (each includes a selection of skate action shots). These images form a personal narrative of Whiteley’s life, most of which he has spent at the intersection of several vibrant cultures.

Intimate behind-the-scenes shots; glossy studio portraits; blood, sweat and tears moments; skateboards, motorcycles, shotguns, tattoos; streets and stages; hard looks, soft smiles; legends and unknowns. All chronicle Whiteley’s unique view of skateboarding, music and art.

Personalities featured include Mark Gonzales, Thomas Campbell, Twist, Ghostface, and Jamie Thomas; locations include Alaska, Brazil, Japan, Ireland and California.

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