This book and the associated film capture a visual experience through the capital of Mongolia and its surrounding landscapes. Based on a photo of a giant skatepark in the center of Ulaanbaatar that was taken two years beforehand, a group of eleven skateboarders took the challenge in July 2004 and found themselves face to face with the ruins of the park, that had been torn down just three weeks earlier. A voyage through the joy and pain of skateboarding, random architecture, endless countryside and the knowledge of how to Ollie on dirt.
Alexander Basile, Pontus Alv, Bertrand Trichet and Jo Hempel
Dirt Ollies won the german photo book award in 2008