The South-Cali-based skater and photographer brings his characteristically nostalgic photographs to Melbourne.

Collingwood's RVCA Corner Gallery and the Heavy Time Institute presents Party in The Back, a photographic exhibition from celebrated skateboarder Tino Razo opening on April 21.

Razo's evocative images of sunset-drenched skate-sessions document the faded grandeur of South California's abandoned suburban pools. The same adventurous spirit that drove him to use word-of-mouth, satellite technology, and pure luck to track down deserted territories also permeates the tone of his art. Steeped in nostalgia for a thrill-seeking youth gone by and increasingly ungraspable notions of the American Dream, the exhibition, categorised as a 'lyrical photo eulogy', is a narrative of decay and discovery.

Having skated for over 30 years, Tino Razo lives his photo project, and his perspective is accordingly authentic. His work is being exhibited in Australia for the first time, alongside an Anthology Editions book of all images, available to purchase alongside limited prints for the duration of the show.

Published on April 18, 2017 by Lena Hunter

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