"Los Angeles has given two board-riding youth cultures to the world. The first was surfing, popularized by Gidget, the Beach Boys and The Endless Summer. The second came from inland, from the Laurel Canyon and San Fernando Valley: skateboarding, developed by surfers as a recreation when the Pacific was calm. Driving through the Laurel Canyon in 1975, photographer Hugh Holland encountered large numbers of skateboarding youths – at the time still a local, nascent, phenomena, their style poised for its global advance. For the next three years he made these youths his subject, and a collection of these photographs are now available in his book, Locals Only." This book is a beautiful, sun-kissed time capsule of the start of skating...one of our favorites!