Our gallery comes from the 160th RPS International Exhibition
UK GOLD, UNDER 30s “In the mid-to-late 1940s, a new subculture in America emerged and grew during the post-war prosperity of the 1950s. Young Latino youths were placing sandbags in their custom vehicles so that the body of the cars would ride close to the road; ‘slow and low’ being their motto. The vehicles were decorated to hold political statements and sported images representing Latino culture – lowriding had begun. As the years passed, lowriding culture became extremely popular and the cars had hydraulic springs installed to perform tricks on the road, such as driving on three wheels, or bouncing the front wheels up to a metre off the ground. Often seen in music videos, the scene was embraced by cultures all around the world and had huge global appeal. For the series GroundClearance, I travelled to America in 2016-17 to document the scene.”
Lunatic Lowriders. A Cadillac with hydraulic springs balancing on three wheels.
Chevy Impala, Lunatic Lowriders.
Sosa, a member of the Lunatics Lowrider Crew.
Sanchez, a member of the Lunatics Lowrider Crew.