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Influential skate photographer Mike Blabac is gearing up to release his new book, Family Portraits, which features some of skateboarding’s most recognizable names. Including photos captured from 1994 to 2019, the collector’s item provides skating fans with an up close look at the likes of Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, J. Grant Brittain, Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, Jason Dill, Steve Caballero, Chico Brenes, Wes Kramer, Karl Watson, Jim Thiebaud, and Frank Gerwer, among others.
Blabac is scheduled to release Family Portraits this Friday, November 8, at HVW8 gallery in Los Angeles. Coinciding with the launch of the book, the photographer is also premiering a short film of the same name, directed by Jacob Rosenberg. The picture finds Blabac discussing his photography process, the meaning of a life in skateboarding, and more.
HVW8 Art + Design Gallery
661 N Spaulding Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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#RayBarbee at his home, 2019. Honored @r.barbee will be playing at the release event for my new book Family Portraits and the premier of @jacobrosenber’s short film. Roll through @hvw8gallery this Friday from 7-10PM. RSVP to [email protected] #blabacfamilyportraits #saintarcher