Posts By: Andrea Kurland

Surfer James Parry on being at one with the water

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James Parry embodies the Cornish surf scene. Known for taking to the water with effortless guile, you wouldn’t bat an eyelid if told that the British surfer was riding waves before he could walk. In truth, Parry didn’t take up surfing until his early teens, when his family moved down to the South West from… Read more »

A night on the town with LA’s queer Vaqueros

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Santa Monica Boulevard is one of Los Angeles’ most fabled thoroughfares, running West from Silver Lake, through Hollywood and Beverly Hills all the way to Ocean Avenue, just off the Pacific. “There are different areas on Santa Monica that have different flavours,” photographer Sean Maung, an LA native, explains. “When you say ‘Santa Monica Boulevard,’… Read more »

The blind recluse who became a secret synth pioneer

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Not much is known about Pauline Anna Strom. A decade-old comment section belonging to an arcane online weblog that details obscure and out-of-print records is one of the most populated sources of information on the electronic musician. Archival interviews are treated with an almost biblical reverence, commenters issuing desperate calls in hopes of locating physical… Read more »

Rule-Breakers: Lessons in rebellion

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As the old saying goes: the higher the risk, the greater the reward. In The Documentary Photography Special V, we celebrate the photographers who know that better than anyone. Unshackled from the constraints of rules and tradition, these maverick storytellers have set up shop in uncharted territories. They’re changing the game; rewriting the rule book…. Read more »

Spotlighting the forgotten women of the furry community

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What’s it really like to be a furry? For people outside of the subculture, the answer has never quite been clear. Those who are part of the ‘furry fandom’ tend to be associated with kinks, perversion and sexual deviancy – with links regularly being drawn to bestiality, plushophilia (sexual attraction to stuffed animals) and schediophilia (sexual… Read more »

The art show exploring self-worth in the 21st century

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A new exhibition dedicated to exploring coping mechanisms in the 21st century is opening in London this week. Titled Am I Making Sense, the group show focuses on how young people have turned to ideas of spirituality in order to process ideas of self-worth and positive thought. Curated by Ashleigh Kane and focusing on the work of… Read more »

Black and white portraits of Africa’s nomadic outsiders

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In Winfried Bullinger’s new book, At The Edges Of Power, viewers are taken on a journey through Africa’s remote rural regions. Armed with an analogue camera, the photographer shoots the nomads of the continent; capturing cattle herders and hunters who have been marginalised and forgotten by their societies. The photographs were taken over a 10 year… Read more »

‘We constantly compete with each other’

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In a sunlit London hotel room, RZA and Mathematics of the Wu-Tang Clan are deep in conversation, analysing the early streaming figures from their new album. “‘People Say’ will get up to 10 million by the course of the record”, the former announces in his trademark Staten Island drawl. “I think it’s going to continue… Read more »

Photos that explore the juxtapositions of modern Japan

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In March 2011, disaster befell Japan as the Great Earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster hit the nation in record time. Five years later, Japan’s prime minister Naoto Kan revealed that the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of nuclear destruction that would have required the evacuation of 50 million people – a feat… Read more »

Turning the media’s most disturbing images into art

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There’s something deeply sinister about Craig Boagey’s drawings. The British artist, who specialises in hyperrealistic, pencil-drawn art, aims to recreate the most confrontational images he comes across in everyday media. This includes – amongst other things – blurred pornography, school shootings, and war-torn cityscapes. Central Saint Martins graduate Boagey switches between red pencil (for images of a… Read more »