Striking photographs of skaters and California’s empty pools

LA skateboarder Tino Razo talks about freedom

“There are endless ways we can reclaim the streets of the cities we live in. No attempt at reclamation here in California will ever be as enduring or as free-spirited as skateboarding is. It’s this city’s lifeblood. It’s my lifeblood.”

Tino Razo is a celebrated skateboarder who moved from Vermont to New York before moving to Los Angeles. Now he’s preparing to release his first photo book Party In The Back that traces his search for abandoned swimming pools across California.

“I tried my hand at pool skating for the first time in LA, the whole thing was new to me, the crew, the scene – and that’s good because I like doing things for the first time. It brings back feelings of when I boarded in an industrial car park for the first time 30 years ago.”

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Striking photographs of skaters and California’s empty pools