Thursday, June 14, 2012

the FDR book! photo editor Phil Jackson

FDR skatepark began its life in 1996 with a few small obstacles built by the City of Philadelphia in an attempt to meet the needs of a growing community. In true DIY fashion, local skaters soon gathered their resources and began the ongoing construction of a space of their own design. Today, FDR is recognized throughout the world as a landmark in the skateboarding community. It has been host to heroes, villains, triumph, and tragedy. This book is a collection of photos and stories that document the legend and landscape of the past fifteen years under the bridge.

Production: Nicholas Orso
Design: Scott Kmiec
Photo Editor: Phil Jackson
Introduction + Interviews: Josh Marcinizyn

"FDR Skatepark: A Visual History" is a photography book illustrating Philadelphia's notorious DIY skatepark. Featuring contributions from 25 international skateboard photographers as well as transcribed interviews from park locals, this 168-page hardcover book is currently available for pre-order on Amazon

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