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


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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.