"I thought that the skateboarders were the most interesting teenagers, because people were scared of them and they had all this freedom. They had their own transportation. They could go anywhere just on their skateboards and make their own fun. The whole city was a concrete playground. People were afraid of them because they had this freedom, but cops hated them. People thought they were the Hell’s Angels, but they were just these kids having fun. Also visually, they were the most exciting, the most interesting. As a visual artist… they were visual, doing all these tricks, and doing what they did on skateboards."
- Mark Gonzales