Back in the Day: Mini Edition

William Sharp (Author) Ozzie Ausband (Author)
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Description

Now in a more compact format, Back in the Day is a timeless and nostalgic collection of photographs documenting the skateboarding scene in the 1970s.

William Sharp began taking surfing photographs in southern California in the early seventies and was quickly drawn into the nascent skateboard scene, shooting friends emulating surfing moves on pavement. By 1975 he was brought in as a staff photographer for the magazine Skateboard World. During the next five years he documented the meteoric rise of the movement, capturing thousands of photographs along the way. Back in the Day features hundreds of Sharp's astounding photos from this era.

The work is priceless, not only for its documentary value, but for the beautiful and poetic images captured and later developed by Sharp himself (many in black and white). Pipes in Arizona, aqueducts in California, pools all over the place, the locales and images must be seen to be believed. Ozzie Ausband signed on as an editor of the project, collecting present day quotes and assisting with the paring down of Sharp's massive photo archive. Sharp's epic photos are populated by the vanguard of the scene such as Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Jerry Valdez, Steve Caballero, and Jay Smith, among many others.

This is a must have for fans and collectors of the original large format released in 2017.

Product Details

Price
$35.00  $32.20
Publisher
Gingko Press
Publish Date
July 21, 2020
Pages
328
Dimensions
7.1 X 1.0 X 9.1 inches | 2.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9783943330472

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About the Author

William Sharp lives in Oxnard, California and currently contributes to Surfing Magazine.
Ozzie Ausband lives in Los Angeles and runs a popular blog about pool skating and its history.