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THROUGH THE LENS: 10 People Around the World Define Street Culture to Them

LifestyleComments ⋅ 2 days ago
To our readers in so-called traditional street culture markets, it has, over its many years of maturation, come to be defined by fairly clear-cut boundaries – we have our sneaker freaks, skaters, rappers, athletes and graffiti artists… ou...

THROUGH THE LENS: Shun Okada

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 6, 2014
Shun Okada’s main occupation is as a businessman traveling across the Pacific between Tokyo and Los Angeles, but his photographic body of work is a force to be reckoned with. Describing photography as a way to “capture light and shadows t...

THROUGH THE LENS: Gypsy One

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 10, 2014
With a discerning eye for shooting on-the-go, alongside the help of presets and filters, budding photographers can build a decent Instagram portfolio in a short span of time. On the other hand, there’s Jenah Yamamoto — better known as Gyp...

THROUGH THE LENS: The 2014 World Cup in Brazil

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 11, 2014
Touching down in Sao Paulo on June 11th, HYPEBEAST had the opportunity to spend the entirety of the World Cup in Brazil. Seven games later, countless hours spent with fans across Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife, and several behind-the-scenes tou...

THROUGH THE LENS: Bob Mazzer

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 19, 2014
“Every day I traveled to King’s Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt like the tube was mine and I was there to take the pictures” recalls Bob Mazzer, London-based photographer who carried his una...

THROUGH THE LENS: Zak Noyle

EditorialComments ⋅ May 16, 2014
On a constant hunt for spectacular barrels and adventures, Hawaiian surf photographer Zak Noyle never seems to be far from the action. Choosing to create his own niche rather than following the steps of his father as a commercial photographer, Zak ma...

THROUGH THE LENS: Tomek Makolski

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 27, 2014
Looking to statuesque women, automotives and travel as endearing subjects, Polish photographer Tomek Makolski’s work celebrates beauty and a free-spirited lifestyle desired by many. Cavorting between Berlin and Warsaw, Makolski blends fashion a...

THROUGH THE LENS: POW! WOW! Hawai’i 2014

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 21, 2014
While POW WOW Hawai’i 2014 brought together a huge number of visual artists from various disciplines in street culture, its engagement also encompassed a larger community of journalists, photographers and curators. Our latest THROUGH THE LENS feature...

THROUGH THE LENS: Quang Le

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 24, 2014
With an interest in punk rock, skateboarding, and the Los Angeles art scene, it was only a matter of time before Quang Le offered his piece of mind to the creative landscape. Picking up a camera during his college years, Le’s unique style has s...

THROUGH THE LENS: Theonepointeight

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 2, 2014
Embracing streets, concerts and galleries in his genre, Carlos Gonzalez, who works under the alias Theonepointeight, looks to Los Angeles’ diverse culture as key subject. Pairing a background in film studies with an eye for documentation, Gonzalez’s...

THROUGH THE LENS: Atiba Jefferson

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 2, 2013
Los Angeles-based photographer Atiba Jefferson’s work doesn’t strictly fall into one category. Encompassing the realms of music, fashion and sports, Jefferson’s replete resume sees a  variety of publications and commercial campaigns...

THROUGH THE LENS: 5pts

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 12, 2013
With the invention of smartphones and apps, photography has changed drastically in recent times, allowing anyone with an acute eye to point-and-shoot as they please. A protegé of the modern-day, San Diego-born photographer Izzy Balderas, or 5pts to h...

THROUGH THE LENS: Quam Odunsi

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 28, 2013
Los Angeles photographer Quam Odunsi — or Reserve Result to his associates — recently presented “The Regents: Film on Paper & Canvas” exhibition at Design Matters. Based around a government agent who finds himself fascinat...

THROUGH THE LENS: Will Robson-Scott

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 17, 2013
Stemming from the world of graffiti documentation, Will Robson-Scott captivated the masses in 2009 with Crack & Shine –  a tome based on the illicit culture of train bombing and tagging. Further unveiling esoteric cultural and social phenom...

THROUGH THE LENS: Rocky Xu – Panoramic Photography

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 29, 2013
For our latest THROUGH THE LENS feature we caught up with Rocky Xu, footwear enthusiast and ardent photographer who shared with us some compelling photographs from his extensive travels. Working primarily as a footwear specialist has its perks, one b...