Hugh Holland's 'Locals Only' Highlights Groundbreaking Skate Shots

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: • References: ammobooks & howtobearetronaut
Hugh Holland's 'LOCALS ONLY' is an in-depth look at the early days of California skate culture. All of the shots in 'LOCALS ONLY' were taken in the 1970s, when skateboarding burst into American consciousness and survived claims it was faddish to become one of the biggest youth activities in the world.

Looking through selected shots of Hugh Holland's 'LOCALS ONLY,' it's easy to be lured in by the breathtaking captures of preternaturally talented, long-haired, California hippie types showing off dangerous and groundbreaking board tricks.

The images capture the communal spirit of the (then) burgeoning subculture. The carefree kids featured in 'LOCALS ONLY' had no idea they were at the epicenter of a cultural revolution.

Hugh Holland's 'LOCALS ONLY' is published by Ammo Books and is available for purchase now. Stats for Retro Cali Skate Photography Trending: Older & Buzzing
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