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Links to other sites covering the work of Hugh Holland

CRANE KALMAN BRIGHTON – Online Exhibition

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Hugh Holland – 70’s Skate Photography :: 07 October – 07 December :: In the third of our new on-going programme of online exhibitions, we present a selection of the work of self-taught photographer Hugh Holland, who began experimenting with photography in the … Continue reading

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LAMONO – Young & Fast

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The right place and the right time; camera on the passenger seat ready to shoot; the year is 1975, and as Hugh Holland drives along the Hollywood Hills, the early skaters are flying through the air. They are, as he … Continue reading

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UO JOURNAL: The Wild Boys

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Forty years ago, 32-year-old Hugh Holland was driving through the Hollywood Hills when he saw a head bobbing up from the side of the road. He looked closer. It was a group of kids skateboarding inside an empty drainage ditch. … Continue reading

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LE MONDE – Architecture

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A Hyères, les skaters sont dans la ville. C’est comme si la mer avait tant débordé que des surfeurs continuaient de s’exercer sur le rivage. Les skateparks, ces espaces prisés des jeunes pratiquants de la planche – devenue à roulettes –, … Continue reading

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LAist

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Hugh Holland’s 1970s photographs of kids and teens skateboarding in empty swimming pools and boardwalks in Southern California are a perfect snapshot of the wild, frenetic energy of that era. His dreamy, sun-kissed photos may remind you of Dogtown and the … Continue reading

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THE WASHINGTON POST – InSight

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In the 1970s when Southern California was experiencing a serious drought, it left a surplus of empty swimming pools across communities that ultimately became playgrounds for young boys from Venice Beach with skateboards in their hands. The increase in empty … Continue reading

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BLENDER GALLERY EXHIBITION, AUSTRALIA

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This year, 2015, will see Hugh Holland add some new pieces to his highly collectable archive of Skate photographs. Blender Gallery has been given the opportunity to host a very special exhibition of Hugh Holland’s collection along with these brand … Continue reading

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LANGUAGE OF THE WALL : GRAFFITI / STREET ART EXHIBITION

Pera Museum, Istanbul

This summer Pera Museum will be hosting, for the first time in Turkey, an exhibition on one of the art world’s hottest topics – Graffiti and Street Art. Work from America and Europe will be exhibited, providing interesting examples examining … Continue reading

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AWESOME PHOTOS SKATEBOARDING IN LOS ANGELES

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Skateboarding culture exploded in Los Angeles in the 1970s, and photographer Hugh Holland was on hand to capture the freewheeling lives of the city’s skateboarders starting in 1975. Holland’s “Angels” series shows ’70s skateboarders hanging out in Burbank, Huntington Beach, … Continue reading

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ONE DIRECTION VIDEO

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Watch Louis Tomlinson, of One Direction, display a Sandro/Hugh Holland t-shirt in the group’s latest music video – Best Song Ever – (scroll down to #5)

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PORT MAGAZINE

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Locals Only: Sandro x Hugh Holland – || – Fashion and youth culture go hand in hand. Partly because they’re the ones designers aim their clothes at – if they can afford them – but also because they’re often the … Continue reading

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SANDRO SKATER – cruiser

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Sandro x Hugh Holland, le skateboard s’invite cette saison dans le vestiaire de l’homme Sandro. Cette influence est incarnée par une ligne de trois T-shirts reprenant les célèbres clichés du photographe Hugh Holland. Véritable must-have de la street culture, Sandro … Continue reading

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CLONE Magazine | art & music pop mag

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California, mediados de los años setenta, el skate y un fotógrafo de apenas treinta años que aprendía algo acerca de su pasión, la fotografía. El resto, esta exposición única que ya forma parte de la historia. Antes de comenzar con … Continue reading

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RUSSH Magazine

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Sometimes you do something just for you. You don’t care who sees it. You don’t care what they think of it. All you care about is the thrill, the rush, that moment – and what comes of it – gives … Continue reading

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Creatures of Comfort

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You’re Invited! Take a dive with Creatures of Comfort at the Thompson LES Pool tonight. Locals Only hosted by Creatures of Comfort. Music by Amy Yao and Cameron Mesirow Time/ 6pm Location/ Allen between Stanton and Houston + Don’t forget, … Continue reading

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SLUG Magazine

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CAPTURING AN ERA: SAKTE PHOTOGRAPHER HUGH HOLLAND — Growing up skateboarding in the nineties, there was a definite gap between the new and old schools of skateboarding. The rebellious, outcast state of skateboarding in the nineties necessitated the creation of … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal

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Photo-Op: Skate of Mind – – The grainy, sun-dazed photos in Hugh Holland’s ‘Locals Only: California Skateboarding 1975-1978’ capture the cocky grace of these backyard explorers—wiry teens with Bjorn Borg hair, tube socks and knee pads. Many peek up over … Continue reading

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Upon Paper

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As though a law of evolution were forcing it to obey, the surfboard finally had to go on land after decades of carrying its human cargo along the waves—and permitting them to hover there, as though on top of a … Continue reading

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Designex

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In the mid-Seventies, two events coincided in Southern California that gave rise to skateboarding as we now know it. The invention of the urethane wheel and the drought that emptied the pools across the city allowed the kids to ride … Continue reading

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The Snap Assembly

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SKATE :: Hugh Holland vintage ’70′s California :: ~ :: From the flatland kids skating “freestyle” to the canyon kids going vertical and carving up drained out pools—including soon-to-be legends Stacy Peralta and Jay Adams—Hugh Holland documented a new wave that ultimately, for many, … Continue reading

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