(Bondi Beach, Sydney) The waves pull people in
Soldiers leaving their trench for a raid during the Battle of the Somme; It’s known that this photograph was taken behind the lines and shows a scene specially set up for the photographer.
I am so happy… I got into university! I’m in heaven right now, can’t believe I’ll be starting my engineering studies next week! Barely feels real!
Default // Atoms for Peace
Tom Meighan & Sergio Pizzorno of Kasabian in Limerick, Ireland in May 2014. The ‘bromance’ between Tom & Serge is clear to see after spending just one day with them, it really transmits on stage and after seeing for them for the first time in Ireland I’m extremely excited to see them headline Glastonbury in a few weeks! Shot for a feature in NME magazine. All photographs by Jordan Curtis Hughes.
zero & agatha
My last piece for Bicycle Magazine’s The Shift column. In the current issue now. I tweaked the colors a bit here from the version that went to print. Thanks Colin McSherry for all the great assignments!
Wadjda | 2013 | dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour
For me, the most meaningful final image of 2013 came from a perfect little poetic film that the Oscars have already ignored — the first Saudi Arabian film directed by a woman, and as first features go, basically a miracle — Wadjda. In Saudi Arabia, where Wadjda’s mother (like all women) is prohibited to drive a car, Wadjda wants something little girls aren’t allowed to have either — a bicycle. It won’t spoil too much to say that Wadjda bravely attains that bike by the end of the film, and after racing past the boy who one day wants to marry her, she arrives at this intersection. There at the crossroads, all of adulthood streams past her, the men in their cars and she on her bike. She looks left, she looks right; she smiles. And our hearts swell with the certainty that nothing on earth will stop her.