Top image: Alex Olsen by Mike O’Meally (NYC, 2009)
The Australian photographer has documented skate culture for over twenty years. He has prowled the streets from Sydney to Los Angeles capturing the speed, energy and action that comes with the sport. Whether it’s a skater hurtling through the air on fire or dropping a half-pipe afloat the Tasman Sea, O’Meally has seen some of the most extreme tricks and each of his images tells a story of blood, sweat and tears.
Vans will also host a workshop with O’Meally on Saturday 5th November, where he will talk through his most iconic shots and discuss how skateboarding has changed over the past two decades.
The exhibition will run from Thursday 27th October to Sunday 20th November at the House of Vans Gallery Space, Arches 228-232, Station Approach Road, SE1 8SW.