Venice Beach In The 1970s: Epic Photos Of Surf And Skate Pioneers

The 1970s and Venice Beach, California, is at the forefront of surfing and skating. David Scott’s pictures of the era are not of twee flowers-in-the-hair California dreamers but of cool, raw skaters in an at once lugubrious and enviable setting. Reminiscent of Mark Cohen’s photographs of people in working-class Wilkes-Barre, Scott’s subjects are at ease, not tensed and concerned by the camera. The result is a fantastic record of an era.



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