Richard Gilligan Captures DIY Skate Parks Around the World

For his new book “DIY,” skater-turned-photographer Richard Gilligan traveled across the world—from Poland to the USA—to capture DIY skateparks and the skateboarders that built them. The series of photos depicts urban landscapes—often dreary and deserted—that skaters have illegally adapted into skate parks using anything from bricks to concrete and steel. “I love the idea that concrete is a permanent structure and also that it takes a lot of determination, work and commitment by the builders to create these structures often not knowing if they will stand the test of time from either vandalism or local authorities,” he tells Dazed.