Posts By: Andrea Kurland

Huck 47 – Julian Casablancas

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Julian Casablancas, frontman of The Strokes, is ready to speak to power. He’s rallied together a new band – the epicly self-titled Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – and put out his first protest record. He wants to radicalise the mainstream, make edgy the new cool, and expose hypocrisy in politics and music. So, what’s driving… Read more »

Personal Truths

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Is there such a thing as an objective shot? Or is all photography fiction – a carefully framed, personalised version of the truth? This is the question burning at the heart of Huck 46 – The Documentary Photography Special II. And on September October 30, it will spring to life as Personal Truths, a group… Read more »

A surfing storm is brewing

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Surfing is meaningless. Surfing is entirely non productive. If you take the mainstream’s view of things, surfing is the domain of a global coterie of small-town boys (and a handful of hard-bodied girls) whose very being is infused with cliché. If you’re from the latitudes not normally associated with these things, then your identity as… Read more »

Is London falling victim to cultural cleansing?

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It’s expensive to live in London. No shit Sherlock. It has always been. But now it’s ridiculous. Parts of town that used to be rat infested backwaters populated by a generations deep communities are now vapid, millionaires’ ghettos. Just look at Shoreditch. It was always a dark, greasy corner of town avoided by anyone but… Read more »

Ying Ang

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To celebrate Huck 46: The Documentary Photography Special II, our annual celebration of visual storytelling, we are having a Huck website takeover – Shoot Your World – dedicated to the personal stories behind the photographs we love. In this regular series, Answers On A Postcard, we ask photographers to get existential and respond to a visual q&a with their… Read more »

Huck 46 Mixtape

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A photograph can speak without saying a single word. So imagine what it can do when accompanied by a banging tune? This mixtape is your companion to Huck 46: The Documentary Photography Special II, a bumper-sized compendium of personal photo stories delivered in good old silent print. Our reasons for choosing each song are about… Read more »

Ying Ang Playlist

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Nomadic photographer Ying Ang contemplates the meaning of home in her contribution to Huck 46 – The Documentary Photography Special II. Her beautifully eerie portrait of Australia’s Gold Coast – the city she grew up in and has been trying to escape ever since – uncovered the darker side of life downunder in subtle Lynchian… Read more »

Is social media the new weapon of war?

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Truth is the first casualty of war. So as the US-led strikes on the so-called ‘Islamic State’ swings into action, to which version of this embattled veracity are we to subscribe? It might be that the Jihadi Caliphate that is the Islamic State is indeed a medievalist tyranny. The United Nations has verified that war… Read more »

Huck 46 – The Documentary Photography Special II

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Is all photography fiction? Last year, Huck’s love for visual storytelling sprang to life as the first Documentary Photography Special, a bumper-sized edition that shone a light back on the people behind the lens – from street shooter Cheryl Dunn and skateboard documentarian J. Grant Brittain, to photojournalists Guy Martin and Bryan Derballa – and… Read more »

Words To Live By

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As Huck 45 nears the end of its shelf life we skim back through the pages of one of our favourite issues to date – lovingly curated by Californian documentarian and artist Ed Templeton – and pause to reflect on the many wise words dropped by the coterie of artists, photographers and creative entrepreneurs that… Read more »

Michael Sieben

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To celebrate Huck 45, curated by artist, skateboarder and chronicler of teenage California Ed Templeton, we are having a Huck website summer takeover dedicated to Ed’s longtime muse, suburbia. In this regular series, the Suburban Youth Pop Quiz, we ask characters from our world what their suburban youth meant to them. Rounding off a dirty… Read more »