PUNK POETS – THE NEW VANGUARD

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Jess-Ralph-Jay-Bernard-Underground-Poetry

Narrative by Jess Ralph It can be tempting to ascribe certain social and artistic movements to a specific point of history, and a handful of people that were the movers and shakers of that time. The chronology of culture neatly boxed and segmented into easily understood, consumable little chunks. But of course, that’s not how… Read more »

PUNK POETS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SUBCULTURAL BARD

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Patti Smith performing in black and white

Words by Jess Ralph Poetry. It’s a form of literature that usually conjures up thoughts of romanticised ramblings about the weather, twee victorian verses with rhyming couplets or lofty shakespearean sonnets. Punk. It’s a word of ambiguous, multifaceted meanings, yet similarly limited by its own stereotypes. In the popular imagination, punk’s meaning is simplistic, two-dimensional: angry teenagers… Read more »

CHRIS KILLIP, RETROSPECTIVE AT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY

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Helen and her hula hoop Lynemouth

Words by Jess Ralph Chris Killip is hailed as one of the most influential and pioneering British photographers of the latter half of the 20th century. Now, two years after his death from lung cancer in October 2020, The Photographers Gallery, Soho, is staging a major retrospective of his work, put together by photographer Ken Grant and curator… Read more »

THE ART OF HAIR STYLING: MEET THE CREATIVES BEHIND OOO-ING STUDIO

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OOO-ing Studio Editorial Hair Style

OOO-ing Studio, nestled within the trendy city of Taichung, is the hair salon garnering international attention for its creative flair and precise talent. Having featured in King Kong magazine and Dazed Beauty, the team behind OOO-ing are solidifying themselves as tastemakers within the industry. Spearheaded by art director Light, the team at OOO-ing is formed… Read more »

VERA GRAZIADEI ON HER NEW DOCUDRAMA: NIC_UNEXTINCT

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Nic and Vera Graziadei

Known for her established acting career, Vera Graziadei has more recently turned her attention towards her passion for directing. Her latest output being a short docudrama, titled nic_unextinct, which explores themes and contexts such as childhood trauma, and the effect of this upon a person’s adulthood, the communities that surround these people, and the underground… Read more »