Hugh Holland

Silver. Skate. Seventies. (Limited Edition) California Skateboarding 1975-1978
Hugh Holland, 2019

Publisher: Chronicle Chroma Books.

ISBN: 9781452182063

Dimensions: 9 x 12 in

Pages: 160pp

Only 500 numbered copies of this special package are available worldwide. Drawing design inspiration from vintage photo packaging, the 12 x 15 inch box features a metallic printed sticker on the cover and includes the following: 


• A numbered copy of Silver. Skate. Seventies., signed by Hugh Holland.


• A never-before-released, 9 x 12 inch black and white, gelatin silver print entitled Deep Canyon Drive, stamped and signed by Hugh Holland. This print is packaged in a clear acid-free archival envelope for protection and is suitable for framing. 


• A custom sheet of 1970s skateboarding inspired silver metallic stickers.


In the 1970s, photographer Hugh Holland masterfully captured the burgeoning culture of skateboarding against a sometimes harsh but always sunny Southern California landscape. This never-before-published collection showcases his black-and-white photographs that document young skateboarders sidewalk surfing off Mulholland Drive in concrete drainage ditches and empty swimming pools in a drought-ridden Southern California. From suburban backyard haunts to the asphalt streets that connected them, this was the place that inspired the legendary Dogtown and Z-Boys skateboarders. With their requisite bleached-blond hair, tanned bodies, tube socks and Vans, these young outsiders evoke the sometimes reckless but always exhilarating origins of skateboarding lifestyle and culture.