"'Locals Only' is a celebration of youth. Muscles, wiry bodies, long, tangled hair. A kid might have been in one of the most awkward stages of adolescence, but when he was sailing around an empty pool, Holland reminds us, he was something else entirely. He was perfection." —Los Angeles Times
"Photographer Hug Holland's book captures the short shorts, big hair, and sick tricks that defined Southern California's '70s skateboard culture." —Men's Journal
"[Hugh] Holland immortalized the brash riders with his camera. Nearly four decades later, the fruits of his work are collected in 'Locals Only,' a book infused with nostalgia for the birth of a sport and the exuberance of a youth culture. ... The book may be a snapshot of an era long passed, but the photos of young skaters in long haircuts and Vans feel as timely as ever." —ESPN Magazine
"Skateboards, sweatbands, streetwear and other relics of the '70s are perfectly preserved in Holland's action shots of rail-riding teens." —Time Out New York
Hugh Holland began photographing skateboarders in southern California in 1975. His series of skateboard photographs was first shown at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles in 2006. Following the success of the show, his work has been shown in Paris and New York City, and fashion trendsetters such as American Apparel have used Holland's skateboarding images in their publicity campaigns. Holland resides in Los Angeles.
Nice book, great pictures capture the time and vibe of 70's era skateboarding in CA.Published 4 months ago by Christopher Latour
It's not the thickest photobook I've ever seen, but the photos that I can see, are of outstanding quality. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Martian
This is a large format book of photos printed on heavy coated-stock paper. The models are handsome and are caught in interesting poses. The photography is excellent. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Curtis R. Thacker
I thought it would have had more pages, and be a true coffee-table book.
The pictures were pretty good..
Having grown up in Redondo Beach on a skateboard in the 70's this was a blast from the past. A few years before me, but the images of the skaters and locations are just great to... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ralph H Selby
Quality is excellent, I love the hard cover book. Also the pictures describe the 70's so well,. I love it.Published 17 months ago by Esteban
Great photography by Hugh Holland. He captures a time, a style, an attitude, a pursuit, a vibe .... I want to be 15 again.Published 18 months ago by Steven Biller
just reminds me of santa monica, though mostly shot in OC, some really great pictures. were we ever really that young.Published 19 months ago by Scarlett A. Skelton