“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 for all you’ve done for this world. all you have done for skateboarding, all you have done for surfing, all you have done for fashion, all you have done for the people you touched around you. you will be forever in my heart you will forever be the greatest!!! love forever!! dylan rieder 4 eva…… a l o h a . . ” —Mark Oblow
Dylan Rieder Back Den 105: The day Oblow met Dylan
Russell Houghten and Dylan Rieder Back Den 107: Spain for the first Gravis trip
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.