“i always love when my friends surprise me with a visit. austyn had just got back from Oz, picked up his dog from his brother and made a lil stop over at his old dogs for some stories, laughs and some art. i love my friends. austyn gillette shot at studio 35hm on 3/14/2016 with a canon eos-1ds mark III, 50mm zeiss.” —Mark Oblow
Austyn Gillette, Costa Mesa 2016 Back Den 085
Christian Hosoi, Hawaii Circa 1986 Back Den 086
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.