Skaters in NYC

Bill EppridgeWords by Billie Jenkins

In the sixties Life magazine commissioned photographer Bill Eppridge to capture the relatively new skating scene in New York. Although the subjects aren’t the always the coolest kids his collection offers a revealing insight into the craze that was sweeping the country in all it’s awkward glory. A strange combination of hipster and novelty it offers an alternative view of American skateboarding, showing the more domestic trend to swing off the back of the pack leaders. Here we’ve chosen our favourites for you to enjoy.

Bill Eppridge

Bill Eppridge

Bill Eppridge

Bill Eppridge

Bill Eppridge

Bill Eppridge

Bill Eppridge

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