Legendary skateboard photographer Hugh Holland has just released a previously unseen treasure-trove of newly-discovered black & white images shot in and around Los Angeles during the same embryonic period – 1974-1978 – as the renowned colour works from his series ‘Locals Only’, published in 2010 by AMMO Books.

This never-before-exhibited archive of black & white images, which includes some of his earliest photographs documenting the rise of the California skateboard revolution in the 70s, adds a more raw, spontaneous understanding to Holland’s well-known later colour works. Holland began his photographic documentation of the skateboard revolution shooting in black and white taking these negatives while experimenting with new ideas and often for his own enjoyment.

Hugh Holland’s work was rst exhibited in the US in 2006, and has since exhibited internationally in London, Paris and New York, with upcoming exhibitions in Sydney and the Pera Museum is Istanbul. His work was rst exhibited by Crane Kalman in 2007. In 2011, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles included his work in the rst major U.S. museum survey of gra ti and street art in a group exhibition entitled ‘Art in the Streets’. To see more of Hugh Holland’s work, click here

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