Photo: Brian Lehmann

Meet the Remarkable Man with Half a Body

Aaron Wollin is a man of two personas. On stage he is the world’s shortest daredevil, known as Short E Dangerously, expert in whipping the crowd into an intoxicating frenzy. He balances on freewheeling bowling balls, throws knives, and walks on fiery glass with his hands. “The high you get on stage is visceral, it's primal,” Wollin says. “It's two masses of energy colliding into each other.”

But offstage, once he hangs up his cowboy hat, his true self is revealed. “You have to have an on and off button,” he says. “You have to be able to separate the two personalities otherwise you're in trouble.” 

Here's Why These Photographers are Still Shooting Film

Photography is arguably the most contradictory art form. It can be objective but also intensely emotional. It’s immediate but not really complete until it's been processed or edited. It claims to capture reality but in fact only captures a version of it. And caught at the center of this whirling identity crisis are two distinctly different mediums: digital and analog.

The birth of digital in the 1970s marked a revolution that threatened to leave analogue in the grainy dust. But despite lightning advances in technology, there has been a small and quiet resistance among amateurs and professionals, solidified by Kodak's announcement this month that it's bringing Ektachrome film back to life.

Photo: David Benjamin Sherry

Photo: Brian Lehmann

Meet The Man Who Lives With Hyenas

Photography is arguably the most contradictory art form. It can be objective but also intensely emotional. It’s immediate but not really complete until it's been processed or edited. It claims to capture reality but in fact only captures a version of it. And caught at the center of this whirling identity crisis are two distinctly different mediums: digital and analog.

The birth of digital in the 1970s marked a revolution that threatened to leave analogue in the grainy dust. But despite lightning advances in technology, there has been a small and quiet resistance among amateurs and professionals, solidified by Kodak's announcement this month that it's bringing Ektachrome film back to life.

The Real Life Meet-Ups of Online Communities

When a British politician said there was “no such thing as society” in 1987, she couldn’t possibly have known the Internet was to spawn a new kind of community, whose power would stretch far beyond the clutches of the establishment. Fast-forward 29 years and what it means to be part of a common collective has changed beyond recognition.

Thanks to the internet, society has been redefined – and so has the notion of what it means to be“normal”. Thought you were the only person with an earnest Kimono obsession? A cursory search of the World Wide Web will tell you there is a vast online community of Kimono-lovers out there, just waiting to share that fixation with you.

Photo: Amy Lombard