Dan Adams: 5 Favourites From The Read and Destroy Archive
The custodian of the RaD archive chooses five faves from this unique repository of UK skateboarding history.
Last week I headed up to London for the brilliant London Calling event, where I bumped into my old pal Dan Adams, the man in charge of the brilliant Read and Destroy archive.
A few years ago, I asked Dan to choose his five favourite pics from the RaD archive, which I’m reposting here:
“Matt has asked me to think about my five ‘favourite’ photos from the RaD archive. Wow. Five? Over the last couple of years I’ve been through thousands of photographic images spanning 1979 to 1995. Five? Every time I open a box or file that I’ve already been through I find something else that gets me stoked about skateboarding and that I’ve obviously missed before.
With this rather daunting task in mind here are five of my favourites as chosen today – ask me tomorrow and it will more than likely be something else. However I hope these five go some way to describing the aspects of skate culture that have helped to keep me enthralled for the past 40 years and also encapsulate the spirit of the RaD archive”.
Read on to see Dan’s choices….
Beyond the paid subscriber jump: Dan explains why he chose these five special pics from the incredible Read and Destroy archive.
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