Posts By: Andrea Kurland

Huck 44 – Tommy Guerrero

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In Huck 44, we head to San Francisco to jam with Tommy Guerrero – original Bones Brigade skateboarder and master of ambient grooves – as he prepares to roll out his atmospheric new album No Mans Land on his first European tour. A defining character in California’s rich skate history, Tommy is still contributing to… Read more »

Emerging Directors of the Caméra d’Or

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Cannes swiftly becomes a self-contained universe. The routine of rolling down the hill to The Croisette early in the morning becomes ingrained. Festival housemates become like family and the whole industry circles the same orbit: waving badges at beige security men, trotting up endless stairs, frowning in the wifi café, queuing for espressos. Twitter is… Read more »

Emerging Directors of the Caméra d’Or

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Week two of the 67th Cannes Film Festival began with the departure of the sun. The town seemed to exhale in one weary breath as five days of frantic activity were punished by moisture from above. Yet, as ever, films were around to restore spirits. Journalists have it easy in comparison with the bold souls… Read more »

Emerging Directors of the Caméra d’Or

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The 67th Cannes Film Festival is not exactly conducive to work. Queuing for films, watching films and fraternising with film-lovers could easily fill every long, sleep-deprived day leaving no space for writing about what’s actually going down. The sun turns up with loyal regularity. It glistens off the yacht-strewn sea that runs behind the Palais… Read more »

Tobin Yelland captures skateboarding at its most intimate

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Tobin Yelland can predict the future. It’s 10am on a Wednesday morning in LA and the photographer, filmmaker and artist – who helped shape the aesthetic of modern skateboarding by documenting its inner world in close proximity – is at his laptop in his garage-turned-studio outside his house in Venice, California. “I’m guessing it’s going… Read more »

Jay Riggio

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Collage artist Jay Riggio is a New York skateboarder, born and bred, who is corroborating skate culture’s reputation as a creative wellspring. Skating, says Jay, introduced him to “a life of creating” and from a young age he felt compelled to write. So he did, penning articles for magazines like Huck that saw him riding… Read more »

Sydelle Willow Smith

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Sydelle Willow Smith is a South African photographer who lets her own search for identity guide her lens. Born in Johannesburg, now based in Cape Town, and with family roots that trace back to Lithuania, the twenty-seven-year-old documentarian, who graduated cum laude in Social Anthropology, brings the questioning mind of a social scientist to every… Read more »

Roller Derby Rookie

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I’ve never been good at sport. While the superstars of my girl’s school were winning lacrosse games and breezing through a 10k run, I was awkwardly tugging at my straightened hair and writing another Blink 182 lyric on my converse. They had this air of confidence about them and it is only ten years later… Read more »

Shaun Tomson at 71a

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South African-born Shaun Tomson has lived a long and storied life, kicking off in the 1970s as the trailblazing face of the ‘Free Ride Generation’, a renegade crew of Antipodean surfers who helped legitimate surfing as a professional sport. In 2006, Tomson’s life took a tragic turn when his fifteen-year-old son Matthew accidentally died playing… Read more »

Huck 43 – Street Photography with Boogie

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In Huck 43, we wander London with street photographer Boogie and steal a peek through his gritty lens on life. Born in Belgrade, and made in New York City, Boogie has found his way into the darkest corners of society – from gang haunts in Kingston to crack dens in Bed-Stuy – amassing an archive… Read more »

My Life In Analogue

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To mark the release of The Documentary Photography Issue, we’ve teamed up with Lomography – purveyors of the finest, funnest point-n-shoot film cameras – for a month-long celebration of analogue stills. In an age of digital overload, fuelled by selfies snapped on smartphones and instantly Instagrammed lives, there’s something strangely cathartic about the time it… Read more »

Mike Belleme

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Mike Belleme is a documentary photographer from North Carolina who’s not afraid to blur the boundaries between the observer and the observed. Having come up in a skateboarding community that’s steadfastly ‘DIY-or-die’, where foundation spots are still built with bare knuckles for the benefit of all, Mike gravitates towards tales of community spirit. His personal… Read more »