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'I fix umbrellas to save the world'

Thierry Millet is possibly Europe’s last remaining artisanal umbrella repair man, working out of a small shop in central Paris.<p>When BBC News visited his workshop, he told them that by rescuing broken brollies he was doing his bit for the environment.

Repairs

Amazing Benefits of Fresh Ginger Carrot Juice You Should Know

The world has been becoming increasingly health conscious, all thanks to the many disorders that are mushrooming over the past decades. Many have …

Alternative Medicine

The Top 10 Film Cameras Worth Buying

Technology has given us infinite possibilities via digital photography, and it also precipitated an almost complete annihilation of analog and …

Cameras

These Movies Are Way Kinkier Than Fifty Shades Freed

When <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> was published in 2011, you couldn't go more than a few feet without seeing someone reading it (or reading it behind another …

Movies

Interview With Indian Fine-Art Photographer Santosh Korthiwada

Santosh Korthiwada is an award-winning photographer and educator. He has been a freelancer for the past 15 years and now teaches the history of …

Street Photography

Metropolis: Bauhaus-inspired urban photography – in pictures

In his series Metropolis, photographer Alan Schaller interprets the disconnection between people in the digital age. The series examines the way in which we are dwarfed by the world around us, and how that feels. Schaller was born in London, where Metropolis also began. The majority of the …

Street Photography

The Greatest Works of Russian Literature Everyone Should Read

There are certain books that are always on lists of “books you must read” and the like, and these books are generally two things: Old and complex. …

Literature

Homeless in Paris: Is there a solution?

<b>An estimated 29,000 people are homeless in and around Paris - up to 8,000 are thought to sleep rough on the French capital's streets.</b><p>Here is the story of just one of them. Could anyone have stopped him dying alone on a park bench?<p>Tap here to find out more.

Homelessness

Motion Picture Mixtape: Music Discovery Though Film Soundtracks

While original film scores are tailor-made for visuals onscreen, creating the perfect soundtrack is an art unto itself. With the right song, at the …

Vintage Erotic Photography - Summed Up in a Miniature Book!

January 11, 2018<p>Andreja Velimirović is a passionate content writer with a knack for art and old movies. Majoring in art history, he is an expert on …

A Look Inside Cézanne’s Studio, Through the Eyes of Joel Meyerowitz

In 1839, the word “photography” entered the English language, to describe a newfangled invention. Its literal meaning, derived from Greek roots, is “drawing with light.” Five years later, in 1844, William Henry Fox Talbot, the British pioneer of the negative-positive process, published a book of …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

These Original Glamorous Street Style Photos Actually Came From a Famously Gritty Photojournalist

The name Gordon Parks is often associated with the civil rights movement, which took off not long after Parks had begun his decades of documenting poverty, segregation, and (often racial) injustice—all issues that are, unfortunately, still all too timely, as Kendrick Lamar made clear this summer …

Homai Vyarawalla: The trailblazer who became India's first woman photojournalist

<b>Homai Vyarawalla, India's first woman photojournalist, is best known for documenting the country's transition from a British colony to a newly independent nation. The BBC chronicles her life and career through a rare collection of her work.</b><p>Ms Vyarawalla was born on 9 December 1913 in the western …

India

Our Most-Saved Slow Cooker Recipes of 2017

For years I've been wishing for the ability to save recipes on Kitchn (perhaps you have too), and this year it finally happened. Like many readers, …

A German cinematographer's love affair with Indian cinema

<b>Even as World War Two broke, Josef Wirsching was busy on the movie sets in Bombay (later renamed Mumbai), often called the Indian city of dreams and home to Bollywood.</b><p>The Munich-born German worked on more than 17 Hindi and Urdu films as the cinematographer of Bombay Talkies, a studio set up by the …

Bollywood

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

Big Ideas

Pictures of Christmas Past

With only a few days left until Christmas, I thought it might be fun to take a look at celebrations and preparations from years past. Gathered here is a collection of images of all things Christmas: decorated trees, shoppers, Santas, gifts, family gatherings, carolers, parades— even a bear and a …

Pop Culture

Audi, Boeing, Glasgow School of Art, Jeff Koons and more: top creatives share their favourite work from 2017

If you follow The Drum on Instagram you may have noticed our feed has looked a little different the past 12 days...<p>From 1 December, we've been …

“I Only Take Pictures During Winter”—Thoughts from a Magnum Photographer

The title of Jacob Aue Sobol’s most recent book, <i>With and Without You,</i> is a tribute to his father, who passed away when Sobol was 20. “When I came up with the title,” he said, speaking to LensCulture over the summer, “it was because I had just turned 40. I thought about my father. He never got to …

Ryan McGinley, Who Made Polaroids Art, Picks the 5 Young Photographers to Revive the Instant Picture

Between 1998 and 2003, the photographer Ryan McGinley made more than 10,000 Polaroid portraits of anyone—from Dash Snow to Dan Colen to Chloë Sevigny—who came by his East Village apartment. These reckless and raw pictures turned into overnight New York lore when McGinley got famous at the age of …

Emotional, sweaty and sexual photos of Berlin’s youth

George Nebieridze’s striking new work, <i>‘16</i>, captures the sweaty, writhing bodies of Berlin’s youth in, what the photographer calls, “moments of heightened emotion and loss of control”. The work is an invitation into an intimate space and an authentic representation of a year in his life: an …

Ali Wong

“The feeling for light” – Paolo Roversi on photography

“The first time my American agent came here, she said ‘I can’t believe you do all these pictures in this little room’,” laughs Paolo Roversi as he …

Yohji Yamamoto
Photography

If It Rained an Ocean

This work and series of photographs is an exploration of my relationship to my family and community. The subjects of my pictures are my immediate family members, friends and neighbors from the working-class neighborhood in New Jersey where I grew up.<p>There is a population in America that is …

Swapper: One question and you've made it in photography

<b>Influential documentary photographer David Hurn has a unique archive.</b><p>Collated over the past 60 years it comprises some 700-plus prints he has 'swapped' with some of the greatest photographers in history.<p>It is now the subject of a major exhibition in his native Cardiff and heralds the opening of …

Hear Radiohead & Hans Zimmer’s collaboration for Blue Planet

Radiohead have unveiled their new collaboration with Hans Zimmer, “(Ocean) Bloom”, for the upcoming BBC documentary <i>Blue Planet II,</i> as <i>Rolling Stone</i> report.<p>The track is a rework of “Bloom”, the opening track of their 2011 album <i>The King of Limbs</i>. The new version is a more pared down and atmospheric …

Hans Zimmer

The 'soul of the rose' that could be lost forever

<b>For more than 400 years, the Indian city of Kannauj has been distilling flowers to make perfume. But the industry is now in decline.</b><p>Synthetic perfumes are pushing the distilleries towards closure - and these exquisite scents may soon be lost forever.<p><b>Image subject to copyright</b>

Perfume

10+ Rare Photos Of 1980s Italy Reveal The True Meaning Of ‘Living La Dolce Vita’

For over fifty years photographer Charles H. Traub has been capturing expressive moments around him, but his most impressive works have to be the …

Journalism

Brothels and blossom: Japan's grandest journey – in pictures

From mystical mountains to snowy passes, from samurai swordsmen to sex workers in shop windows, two woodblock artists in the 1830s depicted the astonishing sights on the ancient route from Edo to Kyoto