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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...
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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...
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Chris Sen, Europe Back Den 114

“chris sen shows us how. when you have no papers, when you have no fruit, when you have no foil…...
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Paris, 2012 Back Den 113: A break from Antwerp

“in 2012 i was doing a photoshoot for analog and gravis in antwerp, and my right hand man “taylor dunfee”...
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Stefan Janoski and Greg Hunt, 2007 Back Den 112: Underwater Fight in Greece

“2007  we went to greece for an analog trip. greg hunt and stefan janoski got into an underwater fight. luckily...
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Kareem Campbell and Colin McKay Back Den 111

“kareem campbell & colin mckay. our distributor got us our rooms and gave us cash. some of us got drinks,...
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Ozzy Osbourne in Los Angeles, 2010 Back Den 109

“some days of my life are happy, some days of my life are sad, some days of my life are...
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Dylan Rieder at Home in Hollywood Back Den 108

“dylan rieder shot in his home in la, ca. for gravis footwear on 05/18/11. as you can imagine shooting dylan...
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Russell Houghten and Dylan Rieder Back Den 107: Spain for the first Gravis trip

“russell houghten and dylan rieder on the first gravis trip to spain. circa back den….. forever love forever dylan remember...
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Dylan Rieder Back Den 105: The day Oblow met Dylan

“to think this day would be the start of our friendship, the start of our future, the start of our...
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Mark Gonzales, Los Angeles, 2016 Back Den 104

“i got to spend the day with my long time friend and team mate mark gonzales, we went to some...
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Stefan Janoski, Berlin Back Den 103

“the creative minds of skateboarders always seem to get me inspired. stefan is such an amazing skateboarder, and that is...
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Shota Kubo, North Shore, Hawaii, June 2016 Back Den 102

“shota kubo does one of the most beautiful backside smith grinds in cholo’s pool, north shore oahu. taking the torch...
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Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince of The Kills, Los Angeles, CA Back Den 101

“some days my life doesn’t seem real. shooting the kills and calling it work? well, that’s one of them. i...
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Scott Oblow, Kahala Hawaii, 1987 Back Den 100

Editor’s note: Today is the 100th Back Den we’ve done with photographer Mark Oblow. It’s really an honor to get...
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Nathan Fletcher, Hawaii, 2012 Back Den 099

“nathan fletcher is one of my all time favorites. this is his way of posing for a clothing photo shoot....
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Brian “Apes” Boyle, Hawaii, Circa 1986 Back Den 098

“brian boyle aka “apes” pulls the classic stand up frontside grind at (off the walls) in hawaii kai, on oahu....
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Austyn Gillette and Craig Anderson, Hawaii, 2015 Back Den 097

“september 19 2015 hawaii huf tour. austyn gearing up for what they call getting down, about to take bodysurfing to...
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Jon Goemann, Spain, 2009 Back Den 096

“sk8boarding has so many gifted children, jon is one of them… (hot bath, a glass of milk, and an aleister...
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Stacy Gibo, At “Off the Walls” Oahu, 1986 Back Den 095

“stacy gibo gets ready to bomb drop off the fence of “off the walls” oahu. circa 86 if you ever...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...