Surfing, Skateboarding, Music, Photography, Travel, Culture and general antics of the youth on the run.

Mark Gonzales, Oahu, Circa ’80s Back Den 089

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“being on the same team as the gone (‘vision’ in the ’80s) was better then getting your boxes. skateboarding with the gonz in the ’80s was a gift from the gods. mark gonzales pops an ollie at catlin on oahu. shot on polaroid camera.” —Mark Oblow

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Jake Johnson and Arto Saari, Australia, 2009 Back Den 116

“march 2009, gravis australia tour. jake johnson and arto saari on a spot check at the train station. hunting for spots is a big part of the battle. its like waiting for a swell to hit.” —Mark Oblow

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Lanna Lyon, Studio 35 in Costa Mesa, 2013 Back Den 115

“hands down lanna was my main muse of the studio 35 days. she inspired me to create so much art it was crazy. her natural beauty, her style, her music and the art she created was so inspiring. this shot is a favorite. lanna lyon, shot at studio 35 in 2013. shot on canon eos…

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Chris Sen, Europe Back Den 114

“chris sen shows us how. when you have no papers, when you have no fruit, when you have no foil… use a bottle and a coin. some where in europe, circa back den. shot on yashica t-4.” —Mark Oblow

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Paris, 2012 Back Den 113: A break from Antwerp

“in 2012 i was doing a photoshoot for analog and gravis in antwerp, and my right hand man “taylor dunfee” and i decided to take a few days in paris. i love PARIS… shot on leica m9 with 50mm. from paris with love…” —Mark Oblow

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Stefan Janoski and Greg Hunt, 2007 Back Den 112: Underwater Fight in Greece

“2007  we went to greece for an analog trip. greg hunt and stefan janoski got into an underwater fight. luckily no one was hurt but man was it intense.” —Mark Oblow

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Kareem Campbell and Colin McKay Back Den 111

“kareem campbell & colin mckay. our distributor got us our rooms and gave us cash. some of us got drinks, some of got food, some of us got weed. amsterdam, circa 90’s. batter up.” —Mark Oblow

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Imogene Barron, Japan 2014 Back Den 110

“in 2014 i took a trip with imogene barron to japan for stance. she blew my mind! such a talented and straight up ruling girl! she has become part of my family and i love her forever! check out her photos, check out her styling work and be prepared to be blown away.” —Mark Oblow

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Ozzy Osbourne in Los Angeles, 2010 Back Den 109

“some days of my life are happy, some days of my life are sad, some days of my life are boring some days of my life i’m shooting ozzy… ozzy osbourne photographed in his home, la, ca. 2010″ —Mark Oblow

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Dylan Rieder at Home in Hollywood Back Den 108

“dylan rieder shot in his home in la, ca. for gravis footwear on 05/18/11. as you can imagine shooting dylan was never a hard thing to do. he was always down to do his job, and down to let you do yours. shot on leica M9, summicron-M 50m” —Mark Oblow

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Russell Houghten and Dylan Rieder Back Den 107: Spain for the first Gravis trip

“russell houghten and dylan rieder on the first gravis trip to spain. circa back den….. forever love forever dylan remember to smile…” —Mark Oblow

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Dylan Rieder Back Den 105: The day Oblow met Dylan

“to think this day would be the start of our friendship, the start of our future, the start of our love. i’m so blessed i got to spend all the time i did with you and experience the things i did with you. you were the most beautiful, strong, loving human i knew. thank you…

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Mark Gonzales, Los Angeles, 2016 Back Den 104

“i got to spend the day with my long time friend and team mate mark gonzales, we went to some gallery’s and looked at art, we stopped by so he could sign a few posters. then we had some vegan food. it was amazing day talking about old times in hawaii, skateboarding, mark’s new…

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