The first monograph by British born photographer Nick Haymes, focusing on his celebrated theme of exploring the artist's role in, and relationship with, his family. The shift in this volume is on Haymes' extended family of young skateboarders photographed across his journeys throughout North America.
Haymes' photographs depict the life around a bunch of teenagers and their joy of living, not exclusively focusing on the mis/adventures with skateboarding, but rather watching them with a subtly balanced mix of companionship and an almost fatherly eye. He is supervising and documenting all their movements through a delicate and particular stage of life, giving mutual attention to the sad and happy moments of it, and with an exceptionally raw and distinctive style so close to the subjects.
Living in New York since 2000, Nick Haymes (born in Stratford-Upon-Avon in 1969) has worked over the last 7 years with some of the most important magazines worldwide: i-D, Dazed And Confused, Index, The Face, Vogue, TeenVogue, Another Magazine, Arena, Capricious and the Journal to name a few. Through these networks he has gained access to a whole scene of diverse worlds and tribes, which then brought Haymes' personal work closer to a particular atmosphere, made of family members, friends, and their inner sceneries.