Posted May 14, 2012, 10:20 p.m.
Twenty years, twenty skaters, twenty photos and one shoe, that was the premise for the opening reception of Vans Syndicate "Twenty" at New Image Art gallery in Hollywood, CA. From Steve Caballero to Stevie Williams, "Twenty", a selection of images curated by Lance Dawes, celebrates the legacy of the iconic Half Cab. Custom waffle grip imprinted frames were made to highlight the master lensmen's work and to symbolize the sole of skateboarding. Pabst Blue Ribbon provided the brew and Hollywood supplied the back drop for lucky attendees to bump elbows with skate idols like Christian Hosoi, Chad Muska, Jason Dill and Eric Dressen. Photographers like Mike O'Meally, Ben Colen and Atiba Jefferson came out from behind the lens to enjoy their well deserved moment in the spotlight and to remind us with their images just how influential the Half Cab has been to the past, present and future of skateboarding.