The Abandoned Places photo book series documents the places of work, entertainment, habitation and welfare humans leave behind. To mark its third volume, the series’ author, Belgian pilot-cum-photographer Henk van Rensbergen tells Umbrella what he’s seen on his latest travels, why he ... Read more
ISSUE 10 Spring 2014
The best spring/summer fashion; Berlin's U--Bahn in the Cold War; The Loake Royal: our favourite brogue; York city guide, What makes the perfect pop song?
While armed conflict has been the subject of photographers since the American Civil War, there's something about the use of black and white pictures that somehow separates us from the event. In monochrome, these young men, with their moustaches, stiff postures and arcane uniforms seem a world... Read more
The cagoule (or kagool) depending on your preference has been a staple in many a wardrobe since the 1960s. Made of nylon, it’s the archetypal one-job garment. It doesn’t promise that it’ll help you attract beautiful women or get you a table at the best restaurants. It just keeps... Read more
These days, everyone takes pictures at gigs. Forget losing yourself in the moment, it seems that the point of attending an event today is so you can record it on your smartphone to enjoy tomorrow. Making memories is everything. Photographer Greg Neate is the antithesis to this. For ... Read more
This article first appeared in Issue Six of Umbrella The BBC Home Editor Mark Easton’s book, Britain etc is an examination of what sets the people of these islands apart through an A-Z of objects, themes and living things. Our attitude to them, he concludes, tells us everythi... Read more