“jenah and mahina kicking it on the higher level. HGO rvca pipe house, oahu. shot on impossible film 2015.” —Mark Oblow
Jenah Yamamoto and Mahina Alexander Back Den 118: The higher level at the RVCA Pipe House
Malakai Montes, Long Beach, Ca 2017 Back Den 119
Mike Vallely, Tampa Back Den 010
PHOTO: Mark Oblow Editor’s note: Mike Vallely is the new singer for Black Flag. He’s the stuntman in The Hangover movie who throws the tuxedos out the car on the freeway. And I remember seeing him in the CKY skate videos fighting like 10 dudes at once. He’s also an incredible, era-defining skateboarder. He’s always…
Andrew Reynolds, Tampa Back Den 009
Andrew Reynolds at the skate park of Tampa, circa 2000.
Dylan Reider, Hawaii, 2012 Back Den 008
This was the last shoot we did for Analog before they terminated the surf and skate team.
Deanna and Ed Templeton, Vancouver Back Den 007
This is a photo of Deanna and Ed Templeton. Both great artists. Both great photographers. Both great people.
Kelly Slater, Costa Rica Back Den 006
This photo is of the best surfer to ever live.
Geoff Rowley, Los Angeles Back Den 005
Geoff Rowley was being mobbed by kids asking for his autograph at the X games in LA.
Bruce Irons and Sonny Miller, France, 2001 Back Den 004
These colors taste like music.
Arto Saari, 2003 Back Den 003
This was the first time I shot Arto. Dylan Rieder and I went to meet him right after he got on Quiksilver.
Dane Reynolds, Laguna Beach, 2004 Back Den 002
I think it was the first time I had shot with Dane. He was very quiet, and not too stoked to be getting shot actually.
Nathan Fletcher and Jason Dill, Palm Springs, 2000 Back Den 001
I remember this was the hotel Robert Downey JR. was at when he got busted for drugs back in the day.