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Bill Owens’ Altamont


Bill Owens x Altamont Apparel by Karen Day


Selecting Bill Owens‘ photographs from the infamous 1969 Altamont Speedway concert as the new graphics for skate-inspired label Altamont may seem an obvious choice, but the connection runs deeper than a shared name.

The Altamont credo, “Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life,” embodies not just how the brand feels about designing clothing, but also speaks the spirit of Owens and his photographs.

In addition to his books, the Altamont Speedway photos represent Owens’ interest in showing how people really live. On assignment as a photojournalist, he attended the subversive show in upstate California where he captured the enthusiasm of the youth culture during that time.

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Posted on August 27, 2009 by Editor

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