“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
Jake Johnson and Arto Saari, Australia, 2009 Back Den 116
The Quik shoot Back Den 117 with Tyler Newton, Mark Healey, Danny Fuller and Ola Eleogram
Danny Fuller Back Den 019
Danny Fuller, circa 2000.
Christian Fletcher, France, 2001 Back Den 017
France 2001. Christian, Nathan and I were there for the Quik Cup. What an insane trip.
Mark Gonzales, Wallows, 1986 Back Den 016
The Gonz, Wallows 1986 with Jesse Martinez and Gator in the background.
Joel Tudor, San Diego Back Den 018
Joel Tudor at his home in S.D., CA. Style and grace just flows through his blood.
Tony Hawk, San Diego, 2000 Back Den 015
Tony Hawk shot at his home in San Diego by Mark Oblow.
Mike Piscitelli and Mini Anden, New York Back Den 014
Mini Anden & Mike Piscitelli NYC. 1999 spring street. Shot with Yashica 35mm kodak 160nc.
Kelly Osbourne and Jason Dill, Los Angeles, 2009 Back Den 013
Kelly Osbourne and Jason Dill in 2009 at the house the O.G. Osbourne’s TV show was filmed at.
Mike Carrol Back Den 012
Mike Carrol has always been one of my favorite skateboarders, seeing him blow the fuck up at EMB, or destroy the 43 mini ramp with the utmost style.
Chris Senn, France Back Den 011
The jam at the end of this contest would go non-stop until the guys would drop.
Mike Vallely, Tampa Back Den 010
PHOTO: Mark Oblow Editor’s note: Mike Vallely is the new singer for Black Flag. He’s the stuntman in The Hangover movie who throws the tuxedos out the car on the freeway. And I remember seeing him in the CKY skate videos fighting like 10 dudes at once. He’s also an incredible, era-defining skateboarder. He’s always…
Andrew Reynolds, Tampa Back Den 009
Andrew Reynolds at the skate park of Tampa, circa 2000.
Dylan Reider, Hawaii, 2012 Back Den 008
This was the last shoot we did for Analog before they terminated the surf and skate team.