Saturday, May 05, 2012

Skating in New York City


 
 




I love these photographs by Bill Eppridge of kids learning to skate in New York in 1965, when the skateboard was a new fad and exciting export from the West Coast. 

6 comments:

Joana said...

Oh wow, these are really great. I love that people aren't all posed and the photos aren't predictable.

I've never been a good skater, I'm ashamed to say.

Anonymous said...

Oh god, I love these photos. I went to a photography exhibition in the meat packing district of NY a few years ago and there were some similar, endorphin soaring action shots (only taken a lot more recently and with a significant lack of females.) Particularly love the young girl being chased by the super masculine van, her intricate patterned jacket and unspoiled ringlets.

Emma said...

so great!!

Sisters Don't Share said...

These pictures are perfect - totally capture the excitement (and in some cases confusion) of the arrival of skating haha. Love pictures like this!

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Isabella said...

I love these photos, just goes to show you things dont really change that much. After looking at these I feel old haha

Isabella
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Mara said...

These pics are amazing, love them all ;)