In the first semester of year two, we had worked on location in the legal graffiti tunnel beside Waterloo Station. While working on the project a concept had revealed itself to me while reading a passage in a book. The passage in the book had addressed the possibility that a youth's sub-cultural allegiance could turn into a hiatus lasting into adult life.
I felt that the thoughts expressed were very narrow in there attitude towards youth sub-cultures. Look at them solely as deviant pursuits. This was something that I did not agree with and also wanted to explore.
I wanted to find people that had carried their sub-cultural activities with them into adult life and document this. Instead of revisiting the graffiti tunnel, I visited a skate park. The photograph below is of man that we will call Bonobo. He had been skateboarding for over twenty years and still loved it.
I felt that there was a strong story to be told about people like Bonobo. Where they go to carry out their chosen activity , their life experiences, what they may of had to give up to carry on with their lifestyle were but a few questions that came to mind.