L.A.'s Backyard Pools Through the Eyes of a Skater

L.A.'s Backyard Pools Through the Eyes of a Skater

Shot over the course of roughly three years, Tino Razo's photo book Party in the Back chronicles the skater-turned-photographer's experience of a resurgent but largely invisible skate subculture that's as much a part of Southern California's DNA as towering Mexican fan palms and corner doughnut shops.

The images, presented without captions, trace a path through the backyards of abandoned midcentury mansions in the Hollywood Hills and modest ranch homes in the San Fernando Valley out to a demolished nudist colony near Palm Springs.

Razo's book is being released on Feb. 21 by Anthology Books.


Shot over the course of roughly three years, Tino Razo's photo book Party in the Back chronicles the skater-turned-photographer's experience of a resurgent but largely invisible skate subculture that's as much a part of Southern California's DNA as towering Mexican fan palms and corner doughnut shops.

The images, presented without captions, trace a path through the backyards of abandoned midcentury mansions in the Hollywood Hills and modest ranch homes in the San Fernando Valley out to a demolished nudist colony near Palm Springs.

Razo's book is being released on Feb. 21 by Anthology Books.
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