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Defying Authority


Allen Ying is a photographer based out of NYC who has shot a series of photos that highlight the rebellious strand of the skateboarding DNA. Back in the old days, skate photography didn't just capture a really awesome trick, it showed the story of how a skater managed to get into a public spot and film long enough to capture something really incredible. In this series Ying explores how that identity is slowly being lost with the evolution of skateboarding into mainstream culture.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    That shot of one guy jumping over the subway tracks is CRAZY!