Skate Culture, as
described by surf and skate culture historian, Craig Stecyk, has its roots
in the stone age sport of surfing. It has become in many ways, the same valid
form of non-energy burning transportation. It is a sport so accessible that
millions of kids can participate.
The skate culture seen in >Life on Wheels<, as captured by this youthful group of local photographers, revels in the same mixture of fashion and music that paired surf culture with California life and cultural commerce of the early sixties.
Gone are the days of simple wooden boards and steel wheels. Today's professional skaters are getting some fat air and some fat paychecks to display their aerial talents. The industry of the sport is inextricably linked with the photographs and videos that document the action and lifestyle of the participants.