Wheels on Waves: California Skate Parks

Arthur Tress

Arthur Tress is a renowned American photographer whose career has spanned almost five decades. The inspiration for his images from California skate parks came after returning from the vast religious complex of Teotihuacán in Mexico City. Upon seeing the challenging ramps and deep bowls of flowing concrete at a skate park he saw the similarity of the two sites in their archetypal dramas of adolescent self-initiation.