Friedman; Jay Adams, Krypto Bowl— Deep in the DogTown area of west Los Angeles, in the early s, a group of young surfers known as the Zephyr Team Z-Boys took their talents to the street. With the introduction of the eurothane wheel, skateboards quickly became an underground phenomenon among the daring, innovative youth who made use of drainage ditches and empty backyard pools to create the ultimate DIY sport — which will finally debut at the Olympics. But back in the days, long before it had become a commercial phenomenon, the Z-Boys were making their named when competition skateboarding returned in
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By: C. The bigger, newly designed edition of an iconic skateboarding book, including additional never-before-seen Glen E. Friedman photos and a new C. Stecyk III postscript. Limited number of books signed by Glen E. Friedman available! Friedman has taken some of the most iconic photos in skateboarding, punk rock and hip hop.
Known for capturing the raw energy of a counterculture generation in its prime, his photography helped shape the way people view punk music and redefined the sport of skateboarding. Now spanning — and beyond, the book features DogTown articles written and photographed by C. In the early s, the sport of skateboarding had so waned from its popularity in the s that it was virtually nonexistent.
In the DogTown area of west Los Angeles, a group of young surfers known as the Zephyr Team Z-Boys was experimenting with new and radical moves and styles in the water, which they translated to the street. When competition skateboarding returned in , the Z-Boys turned the skating world on its head.
DogTown: The Legend of the Z-Boys is a truly fascinating case study of how an underground sport ascended in the world.
These are the stories and images of a time that not only inspired a generation but changed the face of the sport forever. Now spanning — and beyond, the first section of the book includes the best of the DogTown articles written and photographed by C. The second half compiles hundreds of skate images from the archives of Glen E. Friedman—many of which appear in the movie. Stecyk and Friedman acted as executive producers and advisors for the film. The bigger, newly designed edition of the book includes many never-before-seen Friedman photos, along with a new postscript by Stecyk.
Listen to an interview with Glen E. Friedman at q CBC Radio. Read an excerpt from DogTown featuring images from the book at Popular Photography.
Read interviews with Glen E. Read an event mention for DogTown at Page Six. Friedman at Talk Music Talk :. He is cofounder of Juxtapoz magazine, and one of the earliest iconic inductees into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame.
Stecyk is a Southern California native. GLEN E. FRIEDMAN, one of the most important photographers of his generation, is known for his influential and iconic images of rebellious artists from classic skateboarding, punk, and hip-hop cultures. As a true artist his process was much more incendiary than it was documentary.
Friedman, first published at the age of fourteen, has produced over record covers, countless magazine pages, and almost a dozen books, including DogTown: The Legend of the Z-Boys and Keep Your Eyes Open. His work is now included in a number of notable international collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution.
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DogTown: The Legend of the Z-Boys
Dogtown and Z-Boys , narrated by Sean Penn , begins with the history of skateboarding in Southern California and how it had been strongly influenced by the surf culture in the surrounding areas of Santa Monica and Venice , nicknamed Dogtown. During one of California's record-breaking droughts, local backyard pools were emptied and became hotspots for these young skateboarders looking for places to skateboard. Testimonials and commentary provided by the members and founders of the Zephyr team combined with the rock-and-roll soundtrack and vintage footage all come together in this documentary about the history and lives of the original Z-Boys and skateboarding subculture of California. The documentary features vintage video footage and photos of the Zephyr skateboard team from the s, along with contemporary interviews from the original members of the Z-Boys group. Dogtown and Z-Boys was directed by Stacy Peralta , an original member of the Zephyr team, and written by Peralta and Craig Stecyk , a leading surf and skateboard film producer and photojournalist. Friedman , were the film's co-writer and co-producer, respectively,  Daniel Ostroff and Stephen Nemeth were also co-producers, and Debra MacCulloch and Christine Triano were associate producers involved with the film. The documentary includes footage, commentary, and interviews from eleven of the original members of the Z-Boys team, along with the team's co-founders, skateboarding champions, and other relevant skateboarding figures, journalists, and musicians from the era.
Revisiting DogTown and the Legend of the Z-Boys