The warm tones and well-captured sunlight in Tino Razo’s photographs make me long to relive the summer that’s just passed. In his upcoming Melbourne exhibition Party in the Back, Razo documents his photographic journey through the suburban landscape of Southern California. The photos focus specifically on a period of time that Razo, an experienced and celebrated skater has spent seeking and stumbling upon abandoned pools in the name of repurposing them for skating. The images follow the story of Razo hunting down unchartered skating territory and navigating the deserted suburban landscape to give it new meaning. The images invoke a sense of adventure, fun and playful counter-culture that I immediately associate with the late afternoon on a hot summer day.
If you’re in Melbourne and yearning for just one last slice of summer, check out the exhibition at RVCA Corner Gallery from April 21 – May 14.
Tino Razo Party in the Back Opening Night
Friday April 21, 6pm-8pm
RVCA Corner Gallery
82 Stanley St, Collingwood
More info available on the RVCA website.
- Words: Ikumi Cooray