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

bruce Irons and Sonny Miller photographed by Mark Oblow

PHOTO: Mark Oblow

Editor’s Note: It’s pretty wild to think of how many different, intimate and now iconic moments Oblow has captured in his career so far. Spanning from Rowley to Rieder, Fletcher to Irons. His archive is a grab bag of legends and defining and solitary moments. And yeah, fuck the caps lock! —Travis

Mark Oblow: This photo of bruce irons and sonny miller was september 2001 in hossegor, france. i was there with nathan fletcher and sonny filming for nathan’s movie: these colors taste like music. (Editor’s note: Please see this movie. Here’s a link: Part 1 Part 2: .)
i shot it with a yashica t-4.

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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