True Skater Legends – Hugh Holland’s new ‘Locals Only’ book and exhibition at M+B Gallery, Los Angeles

“Skaters. Most of them on the board think they are cooler than the rest, who in turn also think the same. They are either more ‘old school’, or ‘back to the roots’, maybe active much longer, or their grinding skills are much slicker. But even they will catch their breaths when they see Hugh Holland’s photos. He photographed the first skaters in the middle of the 70s, gathering in legendary L.A., when it was more of a cultural movement, rebellious teenagers and not about sponsoring, extreme sport and viral Youtube videos, measuring campaign affinity and peer group analysis through numbers of hits and visits.”

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