Sunday, January 9, 2011

Glen E. Friedman.

If you know me really well, you'll know that I have a huge fan of Lords of Dogtown. Lords of Dogtown is a film by Catherine Hardwicke that came out in 2006 with Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, Nikki Reed, and some others. It's about local Venice (Dogtown) skaters in the 70s where they made skating a huge thing. Skip (Ledger) creates a team, Zephyr competition team, featuring local skaters Stacey Peralta, Tony Alva, and Jay Adams. They became known as the Z-Boys. The whole film is a story about how the team changed their lives and how they created the idea of skating in swimming pools. During this time, there was a young photographer Glen E. Friedman who shot these boys and these photographs were in the skate/surf magazines.

In December there was a gallery of his work at 941 Geary Street in San Francisco. Sadly, I never got the chance to see it but here is a video that the gallery had created themselves.

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