DQM and Vans General Store have just announced the December 1st launch of an exhibition celebrating the lives and work of iconic skate photographers C.R Stecyk III, Mofo, Tobin Yelland and Lance Dawes. The exhibition showcases the work of the aforementioned and will present some of the most seminal works from skating history. It also highlights the evolution of skate photography over the last 40 years.
C.R Stecyk III was a founding father of the Dogtown movement in the late 1970's and was praised for his editorials and photo essays for Skateboarder Magazine. His work set a benchmark in the scene for photographers and hit a standard which many would aspire to in years to come throughout the industry.
Mofo, hailed as the creative genius behind the aesthetic of Thrasher, was there from the start of street skating; documenting wallrides, transitions, and kick flips to adorn the pages of the seminal publication.
Becoming a pro photographer in 1990, after being published in Thrasher, Tobin Yelland has explored many avenues, his imagery has been praised for it's true nature and it is said by many he has provided a voice for a generation. His works transition through a vast array of subject matter, locations and social identities.
Lance Dawson played a key role in documenting the skate scene in San Fransisco and went on to form Slap Magazine in '92. Gaining experience developing imagery for Thrasher he has played a pivotal roll in shooting the scene for over 20 years.
'Pave The Way' runs from December 1st to January 4th at The Vans DQM General Store in NYC.