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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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Limited Edition Nathan Fletcher T-Shirt Featuring the Mark Oblow cover photograph from Issue 3

It isn’t that easy to get a photograph of Nathan Fletcher. Let alone one this powerful. In front of an American...
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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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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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The Wallride Project Mark Oblow paints a mural in Brazil with Stance

Mark Oblow paints a mural in Brazil
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Marilyn Manson, Los Angeles Art Show, Halloween 2007 Back Den 026

Editor’s note: You got to be kidding me. Since we stormed Mark Oblow’s Back Den to load back up on...
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What Youth Reports: Mark Oblow’s Back Den Episode 008

Tour the Back Den archive with the man himself.
Wayne Lynch photographed by Mark Oblow What Youth

Wayne Lynch, Hawaii Back Den 025

From a kid surfing in the late 70s wayne lynch was the man! His style, his attitude, his surfing was...
Kassia Meador photographed by Mark Oblow What Youth

Kassia Meador, Hawaii Back Den 024

I met Kassia about 10 years ago shooting for Roxy. The first time I saw her ride a surfboard i...
Jason Dill

Jason Donald Dill, New York Back Den 023

It was one of the raddest shoots for me only having Dill, and Nate, and we got to do what...
Tom Carrol photographed by Mark Oblow What Youth

Tom Carrol, Hawaii Back Den 022

Tom is a pure inspiration, a fucking legend, and an epic human.
Reese Forbes photographed by Mark Oblow What Youth

Reese Forbes, Costa Mesa Back Den 021

Reese Forbes drips of style just as he pushes down the street. His eastern exposures parts are life changing.
Nathan Fletcher photographed by Mark Oblow in Brooklyn What Youth

Nathan Fletcher, Brooklyn Back Den 020

Marks first shoot for Quicksilver of Nathan Fletcher, late 90's in Brooklyn, NY.
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Danny Fuller Back Den 019

Danny Fuller, circa 2000.
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Christian Fletcher, France, 2001 Back Den 017

France 2001. Christian, Nathan and I were there for the Quik Cup. What an insane trip.
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Mark Gonzales, Wallows, 1986 Back Den 016

The Gonz, Wallows 1986 with Jesse Martinez and Gator in the background.

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