Party In The Back

In Party In The Back, celebrated skateboarder Tino Razo has documented ― and shredded ― abandoned backyard swimming pools throughout Southern California. Party In The Back is a lyrical photo-eulogy for this disappearing pool culture, bathed in the golden
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Hardcover full color phototraphy anthology, 288 pages. Measures 8.5 x 11.2 inches. Published by Anthology Editions. 

“Party in the Back is a portrait of a distinctly West Coast vibescape ― there’s a dusky Pacific feel to these images of skaters hopping chain-link gates, of keep-out signs and watchful dogs, of the sensual curve of empty pools. There are skaters, faces frozen in profound focus or pure joy, defying gravity, riding the sides, rising above the edges. Razo captures the thrill of making a place yours for a time and the melancholy of letting it go." - Boston Globe

Tino Razo has participated in group shows that have taken him to Japan and Europe. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he skates every day and hangs out with his dog, Chunk. Julien Stranger is a professional skateboarder from San Francisco.