Category Archives: culture

Neville Southall tackles… the National Health Service

The NHS is the people’s property: it’s for the people, run by the people. Nowadays though it has become a political football (which isn’t the good type of football). Time is marching on and the Tories are dismantling things, and privatisation is very much at the fore.

The NHS is the best thing in Britain, to me it’s a place where you should be able to go for free no matter who you are. This must be saved – health should not be about how much money you have, or how important you are perceived to be. It’s about everyone being treated equally.

I doubt anyone in their right mind can say it’s perfect but, it has been mismanaged, underfunded and not been taken seriously … Read the rest

A surreal American love story, captured in photos

Michael E. Northup has been capturing the idiosyncrasies of everyday America for over four decades now. During that time, the Maryland-based photographer has become known for his stark, surreal aesthetic – capturing moments in time that are laced with irony, mystery and a mischievous sense of humour.

Northup’s latest book, Dream Away, is released this month on Stanley / Barker. His third solo publication, it tells the story of his love affair with Pam; his former wife, who he was married to throughout the ’70s and ’80s.

“It’s an intimate book not so much about our marriage, but about how Pam’s image was a part of my growth in this medium,” the photographer tells Huck. “I was enamoured by her beauty and her willingness to … Read the rest

An intimate portrait of a woman’s ‘second puberty’

In 2013, photographer Jennifer Loeber began photographing Lorelei Erisis, a middle-aged trans woman in the midst of what she called her “second puberty.”

Loeber – based in New York – first met Lorelei in the ’80s when they attended summer camp together as teens. Although they retained several mutual friends, the two eventually lost touch during college and remained out of contact for over 20 years.

“I ended up reconnecting with her on Facebook,” Loeber explains. “And it was then that I found out that she had transitioned from Robert to Lorelei.”

“At the time, I was shooting a nude series, so I asked her if she would be interested in posing for that. Considering we hadn’t spoken in 20 years, I expected her to be … Read the rest