"Locals Only By Hugh Holland Edited by Steve Crist Hardcover | Locals Only | 84 Pages". One afternoon in 1975, a young photographer named Hugh Holland drove up laurel canyon boulevard in Los Angeles and encountered skateboarders carving up the drainage ditches along the side of the canyon. Immediately transfixed by their grace and athleticism, he knew he had found an amazing subject.
Although not a skateboarder himself, for the next three years Holland never tired of documenting skateboarders surfing the streets of Los Angeles, parts of the San Fernando Valley, Venice beach, and as far away as San Francisco and Baja California, Mexico. Holland's skateboard photographs were first shown at the m+b gallery in los angeles. Following the success of the show, his work has been shown internationally and used in fashion campaigns for american apparel.