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Category Archives: streets


Oh yes, the new data-enhanced Rapha Pro collection looks like a crooked mono.kultur logo in motion. And in case you don’t care about riding, you can also sit, of course. Or take the train, tonight.


‘The Bronx felt like home to me because the people I photographed took me into their hearts and made me family. When you are family, a place can still be dangerous at times but it is home.’ It’s this discrepancy between violence and poverty on one side, family and belonging on the other, [...]

One Night In Berlin

Just in case you’re feeling that Berlin winter blues already: go out at night, and go underground.


With Instagram and virtually every other photographer shooting from the hip these days, it’s easy to forget that 20 years ago, that kind of snapshot photography was entirely unacceptable in a commercial context. With pioneers in casual snaps for high end fashion such as Juergen Teller, Wolfgang Tillmans and Terry Richardson having ascended to super [...]

LIFE 1964: “New York’s Negro Ghetto Erupts”

50 years back, on July 16 fifteen year old James Powell was shot and killed by Lieutenant Thomas Gilligan. It happened on a hot thursday.
Life magazine reports on page 14: “The Harlem Riots: New York’s Negro Ghetto Erupts”.
Buy a copy now for only US $7.95


A handful of poems for the weekend: a new series of billboards by our dear friend Robert Montgomery are now hovering in the pale skies of Los Angeles, and we can’t think of a more appropriate city to host Rob’s delicate words.
All images by Robert Montgomery


The world cup in Brazil is in full swing (and we’d be lying if we said that we weren’t interested, with the games running in the background more often than not), with Germany in the spotlight once again tonight. In the meantime, our dear friend and photographer Christian Frey has teamed up with journalist Kai [...]


Subway systems always have their particular allure, and it’s funny how they come to represent the city they are in – just compare the unique smells to be found in Berlin, compared to Paris or London. What is universal is the way how we will rub shoulders with people from all walks of life, cramped [...]

Lost Book Found

“I found connections between the street vendor, Benjamin’s ‘flaneur’, and my own work as an observer and collector of ephemeral street life,” Jem Cohen once said about his 1996 film Lost Book Found, a truly mindblowing, poetic Super 8/16mm flick about city life. Got 37 mins? Well, then watch it right now:


Ever wanted to go people watching in front of Berlin’s famed Berghain club on a Sunday morning? So did photographer Oliver Eglin, who took a series of portraits of clubbers post-euphoria, or as he puts it, ‘in the transitional stage between the fantasy of Berghain/Panorama and the blandness of the real world’. But rest assured, [...]