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Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince of The Kills, Los Angeles, CA Back Den 101

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“some days my life doesn’t seem real. shooting the kills and calling it work? well, that’s one of them. i have been blessed to work with some of music’s best and am very thankful to add the kills to my list. seeing them interact with their fans was amazing. they are rad humans. i’ve had their show stuck in my head since the first song. they call them rock stars for a reason. always see them live.” —Mark Oblow

SHOT ON: Canon DS Mark lll WITH: Zeiss 50mm Lens

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Bruce Irons and Nathan Fletcher Back Den 126: France in 2001

“bruce irons & nathan fletcher in france. we were there to film for nathan’s movie but got skunked on waves. with the frustration of getting nothing we almost extend the trip for another week. thank god we did not because 9/11 happened a few days later. photo taken with a yashica t-5.” —Mark Oblow

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Steve Caballero, Oahu, 1986 Back Den 125

“steve caballero at grants ramp oahu, circa ’86. shot on canon AE1 with a wideangle adapter.” —Mark Oblow

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Nathan Fletcher in France Back Den 124: September 10, 2001: The day before everything changed

“we were filming for his movie these colors taste like music. this was a few days before 9/11 in france. we were going to extended the trip because we got no waves. so hyped we decided to split.” —Mark Oblow

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Mark Gonzales in New York Back Den 123 By Mark Oblow

“innovators innovate, mark gonzales inspires. a break from the studio straight to the curb. nyc.” —Mark Oblow

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Billy Deans, Waimanalo, Oahu Back Den 122

“billy deans throwing down that aggressive 80’s punk rock frontside grind. waimanalo, oahu shot on canon ae1 with a wide angle adapter.” —Mark Oblow

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Nathan Fletcher and Koby Abberton Back Den 121: North Shore, 2008

“nathan fletcher and koby abberton on the north shore, oahu 2008. the conversations between these two are always priceless. shot on canon Eos-1ds mark ll, 28-105mm.” —Mark Oblow

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Keith Meek at Wallows, Circa 1986 Back Den 120

“keith meek, aka the slasher pops a stylish air at wallows. circa 86″ —Mark Oblow

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Malakai Montes, Long Beach, Ca 2017 Back Den 119

“malakai montes in long beach, california, 6/08/17. i love seeing diy spots pop up. shot on a canon Eos 5d mark IV with lomography neptune convertible art lens system, 2.8/50 despina lens.” —Mark Oblow

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Jenah Yamamoto and Mahina Alexander Back Den 118: The higher level at the RVCA Pipe House

“jenah and mahina kicking it on the higher level. HGO rvca pipe house, oahu. shot on impossible film 2015.” —Mark Oblow

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The Quik shoot Back Den 117 with Tyler Newton, Mark Healey, Danny Fuller and Ola Eleogram

“i had to shoot the retro shorts campaign for quiksilver way back. this is when trunks were long as fuck so these shores were super short. i had an idea of taking them into the cane fields and shooting them the OG way back when the quik boys were hard as fuck. circa back den,…

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Jake Johnson and Arto Saari, Australia, 2009 Back Den 116

“march 2009, gravis australia tour. jake johnson and arto saari on a spot check at the train station. hunting for spots is a big part of the battle. its like waiting for a swell to hit.” —Mark Oblow

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Lanna Lyon, Studio 35 in Costa Mesa, 2013 Back Den 115

“hands down lanna was my main muse of the studio 35 days. she inspired me to create so much art it was crazy. her natural beauty, her style, her music and the art she created was so inspiring. this shot is a favorite. lanna lyon, shot at studio 35 in 2013. shot on canon eos…

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