Party in the Back

1 — 27 Mar 2017 at the Milk Gallery in New York, United States

26 FEBRUARY 2017
Party in the Back. Courtesy of Milk Gallery
Party in the Back. Courtesy of Milk Gallery

In Party In The Back, celebrated skateboarder Tino Razo has documented — and shredded — abandoned backyard swimming pools throughout Southern California.

The resulting body of work, showcased here for the first time, elevates itself beyond a bunch of thrill-seekers navigating the suburban landscape, juxtaposing renegade sessions by world class skateboarders with dramatic architectural photographs of a lost American dream.

Party In The Back, published by Anthology Editions on 21 February 2017, is a lyrical photo-eulogy for this disappearing pool culture, bathed in the golden Southern Californian light.