Glen E. Friedman
Glen E. Friedman is an American photographer and artist. Friedman became known for his activities within rebellious music cultures. Photographing artists Fugazi, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Circle Jerks, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Run-D. M. C. KRS-One, Public Enemy, as well as classic skateboarding originators Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Alan Gelfand, Duane Peters, Stacy Peralta, among others. Friedman's photography has been published in eight of his books as well as in many other publications, on many record covers, has been exhibited in art galleries and museums, his work is held in numerous photography collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. He has been inducted as an "Icon" into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. Friedman is a progressive political activist, shuns intoxicants, follows a vegan diet, he lives in New York City. As a pre-teen Friedman rode skateboards in the schoolyards of West Los Angeles along with others that would revolutionize the activity. Whilst in junior high school, in the fall of 1976, Friedman corralled some of his friends, who were beginning to be featured in magazines, into riding in an empty swimming pool so he could make pictures.
He showed the results to a freelance SkateBoarder writer. SkateBoarder published photographs by Friedman as a full-page subscription advertisement, he soon after became their youngest staff member. Several years Friedman began to photograph at punk shows. Black Flag received some of their first media documentation through Friedman's work. In 1981 he photographed Adolescents by Adolescents. Friedman's first, self-published punk zine, My Rules: Photozine, sold 10,000 copies and was the largest selling zine of the era. Friedman in 1983 produced their eponymous debut album. In 1985 Friedman was introduced to Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons, after creating some memorable Beastie Boys photos, before they were known. Friedman began working with them and their newly formed Def Jam Records, promoting Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Ice T and Run-DMC, he photographed many of their album covers and publicity materials, including the covers of Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Minor Threat's Salad Days and Beastie Boys' Check Your Head.
Many of his photographs have become recognized as the subjects' definitive portraits. In 1987 he relocated back to New York. Friedman has collaborated with artist Shepard Fairey, many times, including limited edition prints based on Friedman's photographs. In 2004 Friedman created the "Liberty Street Protest" at Ground Zero in New York City, its provocative anti-war sentiment received attention internationally. It was "re-visited" in 2010 in support of Freedom of Religion, the placement of a mosque a few blocks away from Ground Zero in New York City. In 2012 Friedman was inducted as an "Icon" into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. My Rules: Photozine. Self-published, 1982. Fuck You Heroes: Glen E. Friedman photographs 1976–1991. Self-published / Burning Flags, 1994. ISBN 0-9641916-0-1. A collection of his more well known photographs of skateboarding and hip hop subcultures spanning 1976 to 1991. Fuck You Too, The Extras & More Scrapbook. ConSafos, 1996, updated 2005. ISBN 0-9656535-0-1; the Idealist The Idealist: Glen E. Friedman – In My Eyes – 20 Years.
ConSafos, 1998. ISBN 978-0965653541; the Idealist: Glen E. Friedman – In My Eyes – 25 Years. Self-published / Burning Flags, 2003. ISBN 978-0-9641916-5-5. Revised edition. Dogtown: The Legend of the Z-Boys. Self-published / Burning Flags, 2000. ISBN 0-9641916-4-4. By C. R. Stecyk Friedman. Recognize. Self-published / Burning Flags, 2005. ISBN 0-9641916-6-0. Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman. Self-published / Burning Flags, 2007. ISBN 0-9641916-8-7. My Rules. Rizzoli, 2014. ISBN 0847843556. A different publication to the 1982 publication of the same name. Dogtown and Z-Boys. Co-producer and creative consultant No No: A Dockumentary. Associate producer and creative consultant. Saving Banksy. Himself. Obey Giant. Himself. Fuck You All, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997. C. 2000. The Idealist, Los Angeles, 2004 Idealist Propaganda, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, 2008 Retrospective exhibition. My Rules, ATP Gallery at 14 Henrietta St, London, 21 November 2014 – 18 January 2015.
Friedman's work is held in the following public collections: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, California. Smithsonian Institution, Photographic History Collection, National Museum of American History. Washington D. C. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas. Morgan Library and Museum, New York, New York. Stanford University, California. New York Public Library, New York, New York. University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Emory University, Georgia. Cornell University, New York. Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach, Florida. W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Massachusetts. "The bottom line is that he was there at the beginning of so much cool stuff in so many different areas it's not funny." – Henry Rollins Friedman says about his work, "For me it's about inspiring people, with integrity and rebelliousness." To which, Keith Hamm of the Los Angeles Times said, "For the pa
Lords of Dogtown
Lords of Dogtown is a 2005 American biographical drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Stacy Peralta. The film follows a group of young skateboarders in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles, California during the mid 1970s; this is the first production made by both TriStar Pictures. Set in the Dogtown area of Venice Beach in the mid 1970s, surfers Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams enjoy the life of skating and surfing the pier with board designer Skip Engblom and the other locals. One day, Skip is given polyurethane wheels for the skateboards in Zephyr Surf Shop. Teenager Sid, a friend of the boys who works in the same shop, invites Tony, Jay and the other locals to test the new wheels, they are all amazed as the polyurethane wheels allow the skateboards to make the same carves on flat ground as surf boards on the waves. After witnessing what Todd Levy from the Eastern Shore of Maryland could now do with the wheels, Skip decides to add to his famous surf team, a skate team, the Z-Boys.
The team proves to be a success. A period of hot weather reduces the surf at the pier and the official declaration of a drought means swimming pools cannot be filled with water. Taking advantage of this the Z-Boys start sneaking into local backyard pools to skate in, ignoring Skip's practice sessions, which angers him. After winning many major contests, the Z-Boys become more and more famous, appearing in various magazines. Stacy and Tony start getting noticed by major skating companies looking to take the boys from Skip. One night, Skip throws a party at his shop to celebrate the success of the team. A company owner, Topper Burks, enters the party and convinces Tony that Skip is holding him back, that it's time to make him famous worldwide. Tony leaves the team. Jay leaves the team as well, looking to make more money to help his mom pay the rent on their apartment. Despite Skip's desperate offers to keep him on the team, Stacy is the last to leave, as he begins getting offers to skate as well as to appear in T.
V. Sad and angry, Skip decides to shut down the Zephyr Skate Team; the three boys become major celebrities. Tony and Stacy now skate for money rather than the passion, they compete against each other in various contests. Stacy appears on the original Charlie's Angels show while Tony starts creating his own commercials to manufacture his popular boards and merchandise. Jay is offered $10,000 to appear in a commercial sponsoring Slinky. However, he refuses. Soon, things start going out of control. Jay leaves the company. Stacy ends up winning the competition. Back in Venice, the pier that the Z-Boys use to surf around burns down. Jay becomes a gang member. Skip, still selling surfboards in his shop decides to settle down and continues his passion of sanding and creating surfboards, as well as solving his financial troubles by selling his shop and is seen singing "Maggie May". Sid's long-time equilibrium problem turns out to be caused by a brain tumor, he undergoes surgery. Though Stacy and Jay have all gone their separate ways, they all show up at the same time to visit Sid.
Stacy reveals. Sid's father empties their pool for them to skate in. Stacy and Jay skate the pool and bring Sid into the fun on his wheel chair, referencing all the good times they had before they became a skate team. Closing cards reveal that Tony Alva went on to be a successful skater and skating's first world champion. Sid died of brain cancer, his father's pool is known as the DogBowl. Both David Fincher and Fred Durst were slated to direct the film, but Catherine Hardwicke landed the job, Fincher stayed on as producer. Lords of Dogtown was the first film to be released by both Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures which are both trademarked by Sony Pictures Entertainment, are sometimes referred to as Columbia TriStar Pictures. Upon its release, Lords of Dogtown received mixed reviews; the film holds a 55% "Rotten" rating on the film review site Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus stating that "Lords of Dogtown, while slickly made and edited, lacks the depth and entertaining value of the far superior documentary on the same subject, Dogtown and Z-Boys."Ledger's portrayal of Skip Engblom was applauded for its realism and is considered one of the film's principal highlights.
Joe Donnoly, who knew Engblom, was impressed by Ledger's attention to detail, saying, "He's eerie in how he nailed not only the mannerisms and physical presence of Skip... but how he raises Skip's spirit, the heart and soul and most what's great in a not-altogether-great film."Luke Davies of The Monthly concedes how flamboyant the character is, but says the film is saved by Ledger's emotional depth: "The performance sails close to hammy – Engblom was, by all accounts, a flamboyant character – but is
Southern California is a geographic and cultural region that comprises California's southernmost counties, is the second most populous urban agglomeration in the United States. The region is traditionally described as eight counties, based on demographics and economic ties: Imperial, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Ventura; the more extensive 10-county definition, which includes Kern and San Luis Obispo counties, is used and is based on historical political divisions. The Colorado Desert and the Colorado River are located on southern California's eastern border with Arizona, the Mojave Desert is located north on California's Nevada border. Southern California's southern border is part of the Mexico–United States border. Southern California includes the built-up urban area which stretches along the Pacific coast from Ventura through Greater Los Angeles down to Greater San Diego, inland to the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley, it encompasses eight metropolitan areas, three of which together form the Greater Los Angeles Combined Statistical Area with over 18 million people, the second-biggest CSA after the New York CSA.
These three MSAs are: the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the Inland Empire (, the Oxnard–Thousand Oaks–Ventura metropolitan area. In addition, Southern California contains the San Diego metropolitan area with 3.3 million people, Bakersfield metro area with 0.9 million, the Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, El Centro metropolitan areas. The Southern California Megaregion is larger still, extending east into Las Vegas and south across the Mexican border into Tijuana. Within southern California are two major cities, Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as three of the country's largest metropolitan areas. With a population of 4,042,000, Los Angeles is the most populous city in California and the second most populous in the United States. South of Los Angeles and with a population of 1,307,402 is San Diego, the second most populous city in the state and the eighth most populous in the nation; the counties of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside are the five most populous in the state, are in the top 15 most populous counties in the United States.
The motion picture and music industry are centered in the Los Angeles area in southern California. Hollywood, a district of Los Angeles, gives its name to the American motion picture industry, synonymous with the neighborhood name. Headquartered in southern California are The Walt Disney Company, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, MGM, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Universal, Warner Bros. and Sony run major record companies. Southern California is home to a large homegrown surf and skateboard culture. Companies such as Vans, Quiksilver, No Fear, RVCA, Body Glove are all headquartered here. Skateboarder Tony Hawk; some of the most famous surf locations are in southern California as well, including Trestles, The Wedge, Huntington Beach, Malibu. Some of the world's largest action sports events, including the X Games, Boost Mobile Pro, the U. S. Open of Surfing, are held in southern California; the region is important to the world of yachting with premier events including the annual Transpacific Yacht Race, or Transpac, from Los Angeles to Hawaii.
The San Diego Yacht Club held the America's Cup, the most prestigious prize in yachting, from 1988 to 1995 and hosted three America's Cup races during that time. The first modern era triathlon was held in Mission Bay, San Diego, California in 1974. Since southern California, San Diego in particular have become a mecca for triathlon and multi-sport racing and culture. Southern California is home to many sports sports networks such as Fox Sports Net. Many locals and tourists frequent the southern California coast for its beaches; the inland desert city of Palm Springs is popular. Southern California is not a formal geographic designation and definitions of what constitutes southern California vary. Geographically, California's North-South midway point lies at 37° 9' 58.23" latitude, around 11 miles south of San Jose. When the state is divided into two areas, the term southern California refers to the 10 southernmost counties of the state; this definition coincides neatly with the county lines at 35° 47′ 28″ North latitude, which form the northern borders of San Luis Obispo and San Bernardino counties.
Another definition for southern California uses Point Conception and the Tehachapi Mountains as the northern boundary. Though there is no official definition for the northern boundary of southern California, such a division has existed from the time when Mexico ruled California and political disputes raged between the Californios of Monterey in the upper part and Los Angeles in the lower part of Alta California. Following the acquisition of California by the United States, the division continued as part of the attempt by several pro-slavery politicians to arrange the division of Alta California at 36 degrees, 30 minutes, the line of the Missouri Compromise. Instead, the passing of the Compromise of 1850 enabled California to be a