Posts By: Andrea Kurland

Celebrating the grime and glamour of NYC’s beaches

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Simon Eeles is no stranger to glamour. The Tasmania-born fashion photographer captures it regularly – shooting sharp, lavish spreads for publications like Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Interview. Even his personal projects, which are shot in decidedly less elegant locations, manage to retain that same sense of sophistication. His latest book, Far, Far Rockaway, serves as the perfect example…. Read more »

Mapping the spread of skateboarding across the world

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I was about 11 when a friend introduced me to skateboarding and I’ve been hooked ever since. I grew up in the countryside of Richmond, Virginia, where there wasn’t much pavement and we would build ramps made of stacked firewood logs and plywood scraps. One of us would hold the plywood while the other tried… Read more »

The dark, gritty underbelly of the post-Soviet east

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Petr Barabakaa found his first camera – a battered Kiev 19 SLR – in a skip. Ever since then, the Russian photographer has been making the streets his prime subject. Inheriting the visual vocabulary of USSR, his images burn with stark visual wit: Putin is parked next to Christ, kids point guns and skateboards slide… Read more »

Fast food and fist fights: capturing teenage life in Ukraine

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Vodka, fights, fast food, and skinny dipping – Nazar Furyk’s stark shots of life in Ukraine are, despite the war-torn location, all-too-familiar. The Kolomyia-born photographer has been capturing his hometown for years, taking pictures of the locals and landscapes for as long as he can remember. “Life here is like bipolar disorder; everything is great, everything… Read more »

Sylvia Plath’s visual art is celebrated in new exhibition

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A new exhibition showcasing Sylvia Plath’s secret art collection has opened in Washington D.C’s Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.  The show, titled One Life, offers an insight into the Pulitzer-prize winning poet’s complex creative life – celebrating, for the first time, her natural gift for visual art and imagery. Plath is most famous for her boundary-breaking literary… Read more »

Exploring the strange, secretive lives of England’s adult babies

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How much do you really know about adult babies? The sexual fetish – otherwise known as paraphilic infantilism – is probably one of the most maligned and marginalised in existence. Participants, in an effort to get turned on sexually, wear adult-sized nappies, shit themselves, and co-opt cooing, baby speak. Even for the carnally adventurous, it’s a lot…. Read more »

Celebrating the women of skateboarding, in photos

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Copenhagen is a skate friendly city at the best of times, but for five days every July the Copenhagen Open rolls through. Hosting the world’s best pros and a heap of core skateboarders who make the trek, it’s an open, fluid and organic street skate event. This year, down a quiet street, the Vess Gallery played… Read more »

Why this artist is making the longest film in history

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Anders Weberg is tired of filmmaking. So tired, in fact, that on the 31st December 2020 he will give up the medium altogether – marking his retirement with one final, life-altering project. His swan song, known as Ambiancé, will be an attempt to break the record for the longest film ever made, with Weberg aiming for… Read more »