Featuring large-format photographs of skaters in Venice Beach and Manhattan Beach, Palm Angels is the definitive book on the Los Angeles skateboarding scene, capturing the style and street culture of the world’s most elite communities of skaters. Photographed by Francesco Ragazzi, the Italian art director of MonclerPalm Angels features a special focus on the look and fashions of skate culture. While it emphasizes dramatic movement through stunning images taken in various Los Angeles neighborhoods, the book is less focused on describing tricks as it is about conveying the sensation of men and women engaged in an epic, all-consuming activity. In the spirit of the photography taken of the legendary Z-boys of Dogtown, Ragazzi provides readers with a firsthand glimpse into skateboarding in its modern form. Complete with an introduction by Pharrell Williams, Palm Angels is now available at Amazon and Rizzoli.

Brian Farmer is Highsnobiety's Managing Editor and is based in New York City.

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