Skateboarder/photographer Dennis McGrath is best known for his work in skateboarding photography, where McGrath shot for numerous skateboarding publications from the mid-90s to the early 2000s. In 2005, McGrath took a break from skateboarding photography and came back a few years later with a different direction– McGrath aimed for something a little more personal, veering a little more on the side of documentary. With strong ties to skateboarding culture, Dennis McGrath and HUF partnered up to launch as collection of t-shirts and skateboards based on some of his photography from two years ago.
The photographs used in this collaborative collection is sexually provocative, and features McGrath’s friends (McGrath’s girlfriend works in the adult entertainment industry, and these are the people they hang out with). From the conceptualization of the photos, the shooting to the final launch this season is a lapse of 2 years, and McGrath was glad that it took a while to realize, because he had the clarity to revisit some of the photographs and discovered some great shots he never noticed before.
Even though shooting sexually explicit subjects is a theme which resonates with photographers such as Terry Richardson and Yone, McGrath’s photographs have a raw quality to them which is slightly less playful then Richardson’s and Yone’s work. However, since we are unable to post uncensored pictures, do head over to the HUF x McGrath site for the original versions.