Despite unseasonably cool and stormy weather last Tuesday, close to 200 guests, media and industry VIPs, joined Mike Blabac for launch of the photographer’s very first book – BLABAC PHOTO The Art of Skateboarding Photography.
The event, hosted by DC Shoes, took place at Brooklyn’s powerhouse Arena. Along with the evening’s festivities, selected collections of Blabac’s photos were on display along the venue walls. A culmination of 20 years, the BLABAC PHOTO highlights the influence Blabac had in documenting the sport of skateboarding. He was also one of few photographers that decided to focus of skateboarding photography early on, just before the sport accelerated to become what it is today. The cloth bound book, also published by powerHouse, features 224 pages of large format images and functions as a visual biography of Blabac’s modest beginning to now as one of the most sought after photographer in the industry.
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Exhibition Date: Now – August 2nd (Sunday)
The Mike Blabac Book Launch World Tour continued on with stop in Los Angeles last Thursday, then over the Pacific with stops in Melbourne, Australia tomorrow, July 12th in Tokyo, Japan. And finally, stops in Europe at Barcelona, Spain, on July 18th and London, England on July 22nd. Meanwhile, the Mike Blabac exhibition is currently on display at powerHouse Arena till August 2nd.
In conjunction to the book release, DC Shoes also designed the DC Blabac Azure Mid Sneaker, a tribute to the photographer’s partnership with the sporting goods label.Both items are now available at www.dcshoes.com/blabac, DC Shoes Flagship Store, powerHouse Arena, and selected retailers around the world.