Photos from the opening reception of “Heaven”, the rise & fall of the infamous pro skateboarder,
Lennie Kirk. A book release with DC Shoes through the photographs of Lennie’s long-time friend & renowned photographer, . More also in the photo show were photos by other friends who have documented throughout Lennie’s skate career featuring: Dennis McGrath Gary Van DeGriek, Patrick O’Dell, Jonathan McGrath, Keith Hufnagel, & Mike Blabac.
That’s the Alien drawing that’s tattoo’d on Lennie’s arm. He used it to cover up the mispelled “Ignonant”. Former Alien Workshop pro.
photographs from the book throughout the gallery
photos by Keith Hufnagel
Dennis McGrath on front of photos Keith Hufnagel took
Photo by Gary Van DeGriek
DC had some releases to go along with the book.
reading some of the current letters he sent to Dennis from Jail, featured in the book “Heaven”
Imagine getting asking Lennie for an autograph then getting this.
O.G. photo of Stevie Williams & Karl Watson
check that grill
HUF checking out photos
Jefferson Pang & Keith Hufnagel
MF David Deery scoping out some of the photos with his wife
Berric’s Ben Kelly & Master Plan PR Ashton Maxfield
This is the MF David Deery. He wrote the preamble in the show, he’s witnessed a lot of these events of Lennie firsthand with Dennis. If you enlarge this photo, you can read it.
Josh Kalis & Dennis
Josh Kalis with Stevie & Karl
Kalis, Dennis, Hufnagel, & Templeton
these love birds were matching, unplanned
Giovanni Reda & Rick Jaramillo
O.G. Gary Van DeGriek & David Deery
Los Angeles Center of Photography, out by Amoeba Records
Don’t let this guy in ;)
had to end the night at Pizzanista with the daily special & Meat Jesus pizza
(Check out the
VICE article “ Lennie Kirk and the Crazy Side of Skateboarding” by Chris Nieratko for further reading on Lennie Kirk & Dennis McGrath)