Familia Roger Ballen Series

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We have a new series of boards in stock from our South African friends over at Familia skateboards. These feature the work of Roger Ballen. Ballen is best known for his work as a photographer. He was born in New York in 1950 but has lived in Johannesburg since the 1970’s. Familia chose instead to use some of his drawings, giving them an interesting platform as part of the companies 10 year anniversary celebrations. He says of favouring black and white that it is “essentially an abstract way to interpret and transform what one might refer to as reality”. The use of black and white carries over in the work used on these boards. Watch this slightly unsettling short film ‘Asylum Of The Birds’ to find out a bit more of what he is about…

Shop for this limited run of boards from Familia HERE.