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Dane Reynolds, Laguna Beach, 2004 Back Den 002

Dane Reynolds photographed by Mark Oblow
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PHOTO: Mark Oblow

Editors Note: Fuck the SHIFT key. Dane and Oblow both write in all lowercase. And I like how it looks. So in the spirit of Dane releasing his new short film Loaded at Marine Layer today), we have a new Back Den image from Oblow featuring a more commercial-looking Dane, in a soft blue polo.-Travis

“the year I’m going to say was 2004. the photo was shot at a house in laguna beach for quiksilver. 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. i remember hearing a lot about him and when i saw him surf for the first time i knew he was the shit. it makes me very happy for surfing to have a guy like dane pushing the sport to the levels he has and will continue to do. i shot this with a canon eos-1 and 24-105 lens.” — mark oblow

To see more of Oblow’s incredible archive, check out his website, tumblr and Instagram: @markoblow

Ed templeton and Deanna Templeton photographed by Mark Oblow what youth skateboarding

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 photographed by Mark Oblow for what youth surfing

Kelly Slater, Costa Rica Back Den 006

This photo is of the best surfer to ever live.

Geoff Rowley photographed by Mark Oblow on What Youth skateboarding

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 photographed by Mark Oblow

Bruce Irons and Sonny Miller, France, 2001 Back Den 004

These colors taste like music.

Arto Sarri Photographed by Mark Oblow

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 photographed by Mark Oblow

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 Photo by Mark Oblow

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.

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