Bill Yates még egyetemistaként 1972-73 között készített jó nyolcszáz fotót a floridai Six Mile Creekben található görkoripálya dekoratív közönségéről. Később részben ennek a sorozatnak köszönhetően került be a Rhode Island-i dizájneriskola posztgraduális képzésére. A fotók ezután harminc évig dobozokban pihentek, majd a pop- és szociokulturális értéküknek köszönhetően mára múzeumokban mutogatják őket.

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink – 1972-1973 – Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL

A görkori azóta sem kopott ám ki mindenhol az ifjúsági kultúrából. Nem véletlen, hogy pár napja is volt egy vonatkozó témánk!

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