Trim size: 9 x 13 inches, (23×33 cm), 80 pages / 45 BW plates, first printing, essay by Francesco Zanot, text in English & Italian
Small tears of the bottom edge of dust cover and bottom of spine.
Publisher: Buda’s work here isn’t a tentative documentary of a skater community, and even less a street work like reportage; the same goes for the individual acrobatic gestures and spectacular unfolding found in the photographs.
The scenario, the skatepark and its characters, become springboards for a work that leads to a sort of concealment of the artist.
The almost obsessive choice of frames and viewpoints that veil the surrounding landscape becomes the pillar around which the photographic micro-stories take place, where the athletic gesture or plastic pose is not sought but where there is rather an attempt to grasp a practice whose central point lies in ongoing repetition of the same gesture.