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Angela Boatwright

11X14 Ryan Hickey~ Infamous skateboards, NYC 1998


Image of 11X14 Ryan Hickey~ Infamous skateboards, NYC 1998

I photographed Ryan for the then brand-new skateboarding company, Infamous, in 1998 (with team members Joey Alvarez, Mike Hernandez, Ben Liversedge, Jones Keefe, and N.A.) These guys were already legendary east coast skateboarders but the company was poorly managed and it folded after a few years. This is one of my first portraits of someone I didn't know personally and I remember being very nervous that day. It didn't help that these guys were, to put it bluntly, cool as fuck and there I was not from NY, young, still figuring it all out. I was ecstatic when I saw the proof sheets, however. The photographs came out GREAT! 20 years later they still look incredible. NY is a different place now, I'm grateful I got to experience so many different aspects of the city in the early '90s. In a time before the Internet...

11x14 C print
very limited set of 15, signed