As I was sitting at a traffic light on my way home from work, I noticed a guy on a motorcycle next to me. I wanted to roll down my window and ask him why he had chosen his helmet – it was black, with a medium-ish skull and crossbones on the back.

I wondered if he’d chosen it because it said he was ‘dangerous’. A rebel. A pirate. Deadly.

Because if that was the reason, he might want to rethink the Crumpler Messenger Bag he had slung over his shoulder.


War for the Web: Aaron Swartz

19 January 2013

“However crazy your ideas are, however weird your thoughts are, even if you just want to say something you don’t even believe but just think is interesting, that’s protected, for the most part – whether your going after the government, whether your releasing documents that they have tried to keep secret… the government can’t stop [...]

Don McCullin: ‘Photojournalism has had it. It’s all gone celebrity’

24 December 2012

“Nobody wants to look at spreads of dying children. They want to see higher heels. It’s all gone celebrity, hasn’t it? Celebrity, looks, fashion. If I see another picture of Gwyneth Paltrow, I think I’ll put my head down the lavatory. Fake tans, Beckhams, Jamie Oliver. I can’t take any more of it. That’s why [...]

Stormbelt by Robert Leslie

24 October 2012
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Towards the end of my first year of business school, I started to think that I might not be able to find a Summer Internship. I remember sitting in my apartment, having a beer, and trying to figure out what I would do if that happened. Despite having not picked up a camera in years, [...]

America is not the greatest country in the world.

12 October 2012

And with a straight face, you’re going to tell students that America’s so starspangled awesome that we’re the only ones in the world who have freedom? Canada has freedom, Japan has freedom, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, Belgium has freedom. Two hundred seven sovereign states in the world, like 180 of them have [...]