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Great photos of the 1977 New York power cut

Posted on 27 November 2015 at 08:30 by Anthony Teasdale in Travel

New York in the 1970s was a very different place to the clean, safe city we know today. With the ‘white flight’ to the suburbs and the decimation of the Bronx thanks to the urban planning of Robert Moses, it was in crisis. The city was also broke and riddled by crime, especially viole... Read more


Brixton Cycles: why one London bike shop needs to be saved

Posted on 20 November 2015 at 08:16 by Anthony Teasdale in Travel

This is a guest piece by Umbrella's cycling editor, Don G Cornelius My LBS (Local Bike Shop) is under threat, but with your goodwill and more importantly your generously donated cash, you can help save them. Brixton Cycles, London’s oldest worker-owned bike... Read more


Jean-Pierre Laffont: America's greatest living photographer?

Posted on 13 November 2015 at 07:57 by Anthony Teasdale in Art

This article originally appeared in Umbrella, Issue 11 He might be French, but Jean-Pierre Laffont is one of the great photographers of the American age. Arriving from France, via his original home, Algeria, Laffont has spent the last 50 years documenting the p... Read more


Disappearing diners: the photo-realistic paintings of John Baeder

Posted on 05 November 2015 at 16:40 by Anthony Teasdale in Art

Few things symbolise the USA of the 20th century more than the diner, that peculiarly American restaurant beloved of truckers and beat poets alike. Despite their humble functions, these diners were often beautifully designed, covered in chrome and with the of futuristic signa... Read more


Tuk Tuk: menswear that makes Autumn the most colourful season

Posted on 30 October 2015 at 07:26 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

Brtish men aren't exatly known for our devotion to bright colours – navy blue constitutes about 80 per cent of the Umbrella staff wardrobe – but sometimes a splash of red or yellow can really bring out the best in your outfit without going too ‘Portillio’. One bran... Read more

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