“dylan rieder is the closest thing i could have to a son, he’s a best friend, he’s an inspiration. I’m truly blessed skateboarding crossed our paths so long ago. I’ve been shooting photos of dylan since he was about 12 years old. lets just say it’s a part of our lives. shot at studio 35, canon eos-1 ds, zeise 2/100.” —Mark Oblow
Dylan Rieder, Costa Mesa, Ca Back Den 052
Kelly Slater and Jason Dill, Costa Rica, Circa 2000 Back Den 053
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.