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

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“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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Jason Dill and Dylan Rieder, Costa Mesa, 2012 Back Den 094

“jason dill & dylan rieder, so similar yet so different. shot at studio 35  2012, on leica m9 with summicron 50mm lens.” —Mark Oblow

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Jesse Martinez, Oahu, Circa 80’s Back Den 093

“jesse martinez blast a method at the hic demo back in da 80’s. pearl ridge, Oahu. shot on a canon AE-1.” —Mark Oblow

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lance and lance jr. mountain newport beach, circa back den Back Den 092

“happy birthday lance! you have been such an inspiration to skateboarding. hope you have a great year filled with more ripping and lots of happiness..” –Mark Oblow

Christian Hosoi and Dave Duncan carve the walls of pipeline bowls in Hawaii Kai.

Christian Hosoi and Dave Duncan carve the walls of pipeline bowls in Hawaii Kai Back Den 091

“this photo reminds me so much of a photo of two surfers carving down the face of a wave. christian hosoi and dave duncan carve the walls of pipeline bowls — a spot that sat in a valley in hawaii kai. kevin thatcher snap away as i sit and poach off his shoulder, tommy g walking back…

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Dylan Rieder, London 2010 Back Den 090

“if your life is all about skateboarding then i hope you’re ready to bleed. dylan rieder bleeds, and skateboarding is all about him. london, 201o.” —Mark Oblow

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Mark Gonzales, Oahu, Circa ’80s Back Den 089

“being on the same team as the gone (‘vision’ in the ’80s) was better then getting your boxes. skateboarding with the gonz in the ’80s was a gift from the gods. mark gonzales pops an ollie at catlin on oahu. shot on polaroid camera.” —Mark Oblow

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Jason Lee and Bo Ikeda, Oahu, Circa 1989 Back Den 088

“jason lee pivots as bo ikeda waves hello. palolo valley, oahu. circa 89′ shot on canon AE-1, 50mm. olden days were always about fun.” —Mark Oblow

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Jeff Kendal, Santa Cruz, Mid 80’s Back Den 087

“don’t be sad its monday, monday means a new back den. jeff kendal gets sad at the then remaining parts of the sequel sk8park santa cruz, ca. mid 80’s” —Mark Oblow

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Christian Hosoi, Hawaii Circa 1986 Back Den 086

“christian hosoi skating off the walls in hawaii kai, on oahu hawaii. with steve caballero pressed against the fence laughing. tracy matsuda and gibo in da back. this was my home spot that is in the middle of the valley that sits above sandy beach. circa ’86 shot on a canon ae-1, 50 mm lens.”…

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Austyn Gillette, Costa Mesa 2016 Back Den 085

“i always love when my friends surprise me with a visit. austyn had just got back from Oz, picked up his dog from his brother and made a lil stop over at his old dogs for some stories, laughs and some art. i love my friends. austyn gillette shot at studio 35hm on 3/14/2016 with…

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Reese Forbes and Dylan Rieder, Africa Back Den 084

“reese forbes and dylan rieder in a f r i c a…  mother earth. i must say this trip was a bit of a life changer for all of us. we met the best people, surfed the wave pool. we all slightly hallucinated from the vaccines while on safari. reese saved our bus driver from…

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Christian Fletcher 2002 Back Den 083

“christian fletcher taking a break after sk8ing his runs at the quikcup circa 2002. this was a contest that was surf, sk8boarding and snowboarding. the Fletcher’s were a dominating force for sure. shot on a contax t-3, with kodak nc 40.” —Mark Oblow

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