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A photographer's intimate portraits of a family in flux
Photography

A photographer's intimate portraits of a family in flux

Loving and leaving — Matt Eich exposes moments that may mean nothing here and now but, in the end, will be the only thing that ever mattered.

Written by: Andrea Kurland

Piss Drunx: The legendary skate crew lucky to be alive
Magazine

Piss Drunx: The legendary skate crew lucky to be alive

Chronicle of chaos — In 1998, a mob of young skateboarders descended on an ordinary street in Huntington Beach, California. Spread across four apartments, they quickly gained notoriety not only for their on-board antics, but for embracing a lifestyle of excess. The Piss Drunx, as they came to be known, adopted a ‘fuck everything’ attitude that turned them into skateboarding icons within just two years. But looking back, many of the original members have mixed feelings about their legacy.

Written by: Oliver Pelling

The photographers challenging the way we think about prison
Magazine

The photographers challenging the way we think about prison

Radical empathy — The US prison system is an overcrowded wasteland of wayward lives. But a handful of photographers, armed with exceptional access, are determined to humanise people shunned by society.

Written by: Pete Brook

How to leave your job and team up with a creative partner
Culture

How to leave your job and team up with a creative partner

Five steps to success — Block9 left their jobs as factory workers to run a factory of their own: designing otherworldly stage productions for the likes of Banksy, Lana Del Ray and Gorillaz. Along the way, they’ve learned that fighting keeps things focused.

Written by: Michael Segalov

The photographer who defined old-school cool
Magazine

The photographer who defined old-school cool

Street symphony — Jamel Shabazz has spent his life documenting the city that never sleeps. But while his shots of urban street style have become iconic, the bigger picture – a world of police and prostitutes, drifters and dancers – reveals something much deeper: a commitment to community.

Written by: Alex King

The renegade medic saving both soldiers and civilians
Culture

The renegade medic saving both soldiers and civilians

On the frontlines — After landing in Iraq, former marine Pete Reed went rogue and set up his own war-zone clinics. Otherwise they simply wouldn’t exist. Now, while struggling in the vacuum of a failed system, he faces a new challenge: not letting that system beat him.

Written by: Campbell MacDiarmid

How to start a sustainable business abroad
Culture

How to start a sustainable business abroad

Uproot your life — As a young mum trying to stay afloat in London’s creative industries, Shiraz Ksaiba became an expert hustler. Then she packed up and left to chase her wanderlust dream: building a sustainable surf community.

Written by: Alex King

The Congolese commando who chose wrestling over revenge
Culture

The Congolese commando who chose wrestling over revenge

Grappling for change — After several assassination attempts, Big Papa T fled for his life and lost everything. Now he's changing lives in London, where his quest for vengeance has turned into a mission to help others.

Written by: Christopher Clark

An interview with Laura Jane Grace, punk’s most infamous anarchist
Culture

An interview with Laura Jane Grace, punk’s most infamous anarchist

True Trans Soul Rebel — Fronting a punk band is all about projecting strength. But growing up with gender dysphoria, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! had to navigate a world of self-doubt and confusion. Then she figured out how to own it, emerging from the chaos as a transgender hero.

Written by: Biju Belinky

The endurance cyclist racing 20 hours a day in the wilderness
Bike

The endurance cyclist racing 20 hours a day in the wilderness

Pedal to the medal — Ultra racer Lee Craigie carries everything she needs to survive on her trusty bike. The goal is to keep moving through wild terrain, but the motivation is to live a life without ‘What ifs’.

Written by: Steven Turner

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