“heath kirchart showed up on tour with one black eye from his roommate’s elbow. later tim oconnor decided he wanted a black eye too, and so did jason dill, and of course i wanted one — but all i got was a fat lip from heath. heath ended the night letting one of the girls who worked at the shop where we did the demo punch him several times till he had 2 black eyes. this is the end result. shot on yashica t-4, circa late ’90s.” —Mark Oblow
Heath Kirchart double black eye, circa late ’90s Back Den 059
Deanna Templeton, Vancouver, circa late ’90s Back Den 060
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.