Dennis McGrath – Heaven
Seems Books – 2015
Dennis McGrath’s debut book Heaven illustrates an incredible journey of a lost soul. Professional skateboarder Lennie Kirk started his career in the early ‘90s, at the ripe young age of 16. He was a wild child, fearless and invincible. Nothing seemed out of his reach. He was only 18 when he was run over by a truck. Board broken but otherwise unharmed, he walks away and ‘found God’. After being ‘saved’ his wild antics were no different, if anything crazier. His passion was manic and dangerous, and often got him into trouble. Being ‘saved’ wasn’t enough to save him in the end. Lennie is currently serving 13 years in jail. It’s his second sentence. With an intense collection of letters, photographs and ephemera, McGrath takes us on a visual journey through Lennie’s wild ride of life.