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Deanna Templeton, Vancouver, circa late ’90s Back Den 060

“behind every great man stands a great woman, and deanna templeton is more than great. her photos “all shot on film”...
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Heath Kirchart double black eye, circa late ’90s Back Den 059

“heath kirchart showed up on tour with one black eye from his roommate’s elbow. later tim oconnor decided he wanted...
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Dylan Rieder and Mark Oblow, France, Circa 2000 Back Den 058

“dylan and me in an elevador in marseille france, for a bowl riders contest circa 2000. we have known each...
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Drake Jones and Bryce Kanights, Circa 1995 Back Den 057

“drake jones and bryce kanights at a contest circa 1995. bryce was such a big influence on me shooting photos...

Craig Anderson, Dylan Rieder and Austyn Gillette on the Huf Tour in Hawaii Back Den 056

“i was lucky to be on the huf tour in hawaii with these boys last week. it makes me very...
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John John Florence, Waimea, Hawaii 2013 Back Den 055

“john john florence at the opening ceremony for the eddie aikau at waimea beach, on the north shore of oahu....
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Jef Hartsel, Honolulu, Hawaii, Circa 1980’s Back Den 054

“jef hartsel doing a layback at grant’s ramp in the 80’s, honolulu hawaii. jef ripped everything! street and vert. riding...
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Kelly Slater and Jason Dill, Costa Rica, Circa 2000 Back Den 053

“it does not get any more yin & yang then this. kelly slater and jason dill. we were in costa...
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Dylan Rieder, Costa Mesa, Ca Back Den 052

“dylan rieder is the closest thing i could have to a son, he’s a best friend, he’s an inspiration. I’m...
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Dane Reynolds, “Unda wata” Barbados, 2003 Back Den 050

“this was the first time i went on a trip with dane, we were shooting a quiksilver trunks campaign, hankphoto...

Jesse Martinez, 1986, Honolulu Back Den 049

“jesse martinez, frontside wall jam 86′ honolulu, hawaii. the way wall jams shoot look…. style for days. shot on a...
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Thomas Campbell, 2009, Santa Cruz Back Den 048

“thomas campbell, 2009 at his studio in santa cruz, shot on a canon eos-1ds mark III with a canon ef...
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Dylan Rieder’s Skateboard, Antwerp, 2012 Back Den 046

“as a kid i would always be so hyped on seeing the quiver shots of the surfboards, i liked to...
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Bo Ikeda, Oahu late 80’s Back Den 045

“bo ikeda, palolo ramp oahu circa late 80’s. shot on a canon ae1 with 50mm lens. bo is one of...
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Mark Richards, Oahu, Circa 2000 Back Den 044

“when i was a kid surfing in the late 70’s early 80’s the wounded gull was a dominating force in...
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Tony Trujillo, Tampa, Circa 2000 Back Den 043

“tony trujillo shot at the skatepark of tampa. shot with a mamiya 645 50mm lens. 120 scalla. circa 2000.” —Mark...
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Stefan Janoski, Costa Mesa, CA 2013 Back Den 042

“stefan janoski shot at studio 35, 2013. stefan has had his hair as many colors as he has had shoes....
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Mark Gonzales, Oahu, Circa 1980 Back Den 041

Birthday Polaroid of The Gonz
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Rob Roskopp, Hawaii, Circa 1980’s Back Den 040

“rob roskopp blasting one footed over my car, in hawaii kai one afternoon in the 80’s. we would surf during...
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David Carson Back Den 039

“not only did i have the opportunity to work with david carson at quiksilver,  but he published my photos in...
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Arto Saari, China, circa 2000 Back Den 038

“it was crazy when we first started to go to china, people had never seen skateboarding before. we would get...
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Tony and Riley Hawk, San Diego, Circa 2000 Back Den 037

“tony and riley hawk, shot at their home in san diego. i was sent to shoot denim, but as soon...
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Brandon Holstein, San Pedro, CA Back Den 036

Brawnybuilt, San Pedro, CA
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Johnee Kop, Hawaii circa 1980’s Back Den 035

“johnee kop, blasting a method air over the air bowl at wallows with da boys, circa ’80s. johnee was one...
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George Clinton, Circa 2000 Back Den 034

“i spent an evening with george clinton, and watched him paint, drink wine, and talk about music. stories about his...
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Little Dragon, Los Angeles, 2014 Back Den 033

“its so cool to be able to shoot photos of a band that you love. I’ve been listening to little...
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Omar Salazar, Europe, 2009 Back Den 032

“when omar salazar is on he’s on. that’s how he is in life that’s how he is on a skateboard....
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Nathan Fletcher and Kelly Slater, San Diego Back Den 031

“2 completely different humans. 2 people who have helped change surfing. 2 legends. 2 guys I’ve had the pleasure of...
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Sean Sheffey, Europe, late ’90s Back Den 030

“this is sean sheffey with a cocktail and a small hipper. sean has always been a hero to me, pure...
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Peter Mel, Jason Dill and Strider Wasilewski in New York Back Den 029

Peter Mel, Jason Dill and Strider Wasilewski in New York
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Camille Rowe, Los Angeles Back Den 028

“camille rowe is more then what you see. she is such an inspiration, and such a gift. to call her...
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Perry Farrell, Coachella 2001 Back Den 027

Editor’s Note: Coachella has been at it for a long time. And leave it to Oblow to still manage to find...

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