Danny Evans has been working on this project for the past two years, photographing 45 skateboarders in his studio using his Phase One 80 MP camera system, which has enabled him to bring every little detail to life. As well as the exhibition, there will be a book to accompany the project.
This is only the first step towards the full intention; Danny has plans to travel to several key skateboarding centres across the world, photographing skateboarders to show the differences and similarities in how skateboarders present themselves. Danny’s ambition is to finish with exhibitions in London and New York, and to produce a large coffee table book which will include the full catalogue of images from around the world.
“This photographic study documents the rawness of skateboarders. Held together, often by scar tissue and ink: shown here are the bodies, faces and paraphernalia for what they honestly are, in all their detail.
Every board, shoe and item of clothing displays an individual story. Viewed from an anthropological angle, these images portray this extreme subculture with all of its nuances as an art form.
Skateboarding provides the basis for viewing the world through an altered creative vision, seeing architecture, music, film and photography, art, fashion, design as part of the culture.
On the fringe of existence, this diverse collective pushes their limits to develop towards the next level of achievement, accepting the inevitable costs of destruction in their individual journeys.
These are skateboarders”.
Skateboarders Exhibition will run from Monday 1st July to Saturday 27th July 2019 at the Berni Gallery, Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier.
Exhibition and book launch event will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday 1st July 2019.
The Book will be available to purchase from the art centre and Consume skate store.