DC CELEBRATES LEGENDARY SKATE PHOTOGRAPHER MIKE BLABAC’S FIRST BOOK AND SHOE RELEASE IN LOS ANGELES
On Thursday, July 2nd DC hosted an exclusive event at the DC Melrose store in Los Angeles, CA to celebrate the release of DC skate photographer, Mike Blabac’s first book, BLABAC PHOTO – The Art of Skateboarding photography. Industry VIPs including DC athletes Danny Way and Rob Dyrdek, Lance Mountain, Mike O’Mealy, Aaron Meza, Atiba Jefferson, and Steve Berra came to support Blabac and view the photo gallery exhibit showcasing 20 years of Blabac’s photography pulled from his extensive collection of work.
Available July 1st, BLABAC PHOTO is the first skateboarding book of its kind featuring 224 pages of iconic images in skateboarding in a beautifully designed, cloth-bound, large format hardcover book. Published by powerHouse Books, BLABAC PHOTO takes you on a visual journey from Blabac’s humble beginnings as a kid who was intrigued by cameras to shooting some of the most legendary skateboarders of all time. Coinciding with the release of BLABAC PHOTO is the Blabac Azure mid, the first DC signature shoe that has been made for a non-professional team member. This shoe was designed to compliment the book and pay homage to Blabac and his work with DC over the past 10 years.
Both the book and shoe will be available at http://www.dcshoes.com/blabac, DC flagship stores, select skate shops, powerHouse, and select book retailers.
Blabac’s Los Angeles gallery exhibit will be available for viewing at the DC Melrose store from July 3 through August 2. BLABAC PHOTO launched in New York at the powerHouse arena in Brooklyn New York on June 30. The NY exhibit will be available for viewing at powerHouse arena from July 1 – August 2. Next stops on Blabac’s tour are July 9, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia; July 12 in Tokyo, Japan, July 18 in Barcelona, Spain and the final stop will be in London, England on July 22. For more information on Blabac and the world tour visit http://www.dcshoes.com/blabac
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