The Urge of Living – Alberto Polo (signed)


Superlabo, 2023
Hardcover, 18×25 cm
176 pages, b/w photographs
English text


In stock

Assembled as a visual diary of sort, “The Urge of Living” is the result of over ten years in the making, working with the archive and shaping an emotional body of work out of mixing the photographic memories captured for a large twenty-plus years period of skateboarding subculture documentation as a professional skate photographer.
Skateboarders and anonymous teenage skate rats, daily routines on the road, landscapes and urban sights, accidental street encounters, random party people, and a look into more intimate moments serve to build up an initiation journey of blooming youth discovering the world into adulthood.

Driven by my personal experience as an active part of the story and being a first hand documentarian for many others, “The Urge of Living” is a book based on skateboarding but happens to be much more. It’s a story about youth, passion, friendship and love and the pages of this book, definitely contain a description of a very intense period of my life and bites from so many others lives I shared the times, even it was just for a brief moment to shoot a photo for the sake of memory.

Signed by the author

Weight 2 kg


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