The Book>>> GaBe tm the book is an intense photographic portrait of a young actor Gabe Nevin who was the star of Van Sant's highly ac-claimed and influential film Paraid Park - a cult classic film about the world of skateboard-ing. The book follows Gabe from 2007 until to-day. Initially, Gabe was fairly shy, but it quickly transpired that he had seen some of my skate-boarding images online and an instant friend-ship was struck. When the assignment was over, I approached Gabe about the possibility of working on more photographs as there was something entirely captivating about him and his energy, at this extremely precocious and pre-carious point in his life. The author>>> Nick Haymes was born in Strat-ford Upon Avon, England, and currently lives and works within the USA. Prior to GaBe t.m. his most substanial body of work to be published by DAMIAN I. He has released two books of his pho-tographs, Zoloto in 2011, and Between Dog and Wolf in 2007. Haymes has had several solo exhi-bitions of his work, including XIV at New York's Blackston Gallery in 2004, and Familiar at the Journal Gallery in 2006, and has also featured in numerous group shows worldwide. Most recently he co-curated his first Major group ex-hibition Mir Cropping s may Occur at Lom-bard-Fried Gallery in NYC.