AP Gallery: Michael Dubin on his first show, discovering emo music and shooting Taking Back Sunday
Witnessing a chaotic Vision Of Disorder show changed Michael Dubin's life. The photographer reflects on capturing the Long Island scene, from Taking Back Sunday to Koyo.
How JELEEL!’s “raw energy” inspires positivity through his genre-defiant music
JELEEL! is smashing genre limitations and paving a path all his own. From gaining TikTok success to headlining shows, JELEEL! is only getting started.
Meet Christopher Hiett, the eccentric skateboarder blurring the lines between different generations
For Christopher Hiett, skateboarding is rooted in individuality. Hiett discusses how he's blurring the lines between new and old generations.
Inside the chaotic, playful world of LA photographer prettypuke
LA photographer prettypuke pushes boundaries and takes risks with his art. In this interview, he discusses shooting Lil Peep, Girlpool and Joyce Manor.
Meet Jackie Bieber, the eccentric hair artist styling blackbear and Dennis Rodman
Jackie Bieber is a hair artist who paints eccentric designs on the heads of celebrities. The 22-year-old's clientele includes blackbear and Dennis Rodman.
Leah Kate: “By the time I was 5, I knew I wanted to be a pop star”
Leah Kate knew she was destined to become a pop star. With singles “10 Things I Hate About You” and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Bitch," her dream is coming true.
Gino Vento: “Everybody has a story to tell, and so many should be shared”
For Gino Vento, the intersection of music and acting has more similarities than you might expect. Vento discovered music at a young age, and by the time he entered high school, he began to play in several local bands in the Miami area. However, it wasn’t until he formed his most notable project Thick As Blood that he began making a name for himself worldwide. Afte...
N8NOFACE creates music for punks, ravers and hip-hop heads alike—interview
As an artist, N8NOFACE keeps his artistic output diverse, with an ability to tackle multiple genres seamlessly. N8NOFACE, the Tucson-born artist Nathan Hose, cut his teeth in the punk circuit for several years, boasting a catalog of impressive releases ranging from black-clad synth-punk classics and hip-hop-inspired anthems to chaotic post-punk arrangements...
Mary Wyatt London is the alternative fashion brand hailed by Kittie and Courtney Love
Nicola Mary Wyatt is the head of her own fashion empire, a tattoo artist and a loving mother, just to name a few of her many roles. If we tried to list them all, we’d be here all day, but know there’s little she can’t do. She’s the name you’ve probably seen on Instagram but the face you absolutely need to remember. Just shy of seven years a...
Twin Shadow: “I’m constantly searching for new inspiration”
On his latest self-titled release, George Lewis Jr., popularly known as Twin Shadow, created art from a spiritual place. He dove deep into his influences and Dominican roots, resulting in a collection of songs that are both uplifting and transformative...
Friendship CLB puts inclusivity first with collaborative fashion
Friendship CLB, as a brand and a collective, is rooted in a sense of inclusivity and giving back to the community to inspire others to create whatever their heart or imagination desires. Founded by head designer Nigel Holt, along with a small but tight-knit and hardworking group of collaborators, Friendship CLB is a multifaceted high-fashion brand with roots in the streetwear community that create
Mel D. Cole on capturing Black Lives Matter protests: “This is bigger than me”
Each month, Alternative Press Gallery explores the work of photographers, directors and other creatives who help shape the music world from behind the scenes. With each issue, we explore the stories behind the shoots and take deep dives into the most compelling media, asking about the vision as well as the happy accidents that create some of the most powerful moments in music...
Ron Holden’s Ride For Black Lives is more than a cycling community
In 1960, Ron Holden dropped an album called “Love You So…” That phrase and its sentiment turned into a motto within his family throughout the years after its release. Now, his grandson, also named Ron Holden, spreads positivity and unity with the same Love You So slogan. Holden saw how...
No Free Coffee is building a community out of streetwear and coffee die-hards
No Free Coffee is anything but “just a coffee shop.” Founded by Mario Kristian, No Free Coffee is a marvelous pop-up streetwear/community-building coffee shop that was inspired by Japanese cafe culture and Italian wine windows. After visiting Japan, where the cafe aesthetics were a breath of fresh air, Kristian wanted to bring that same sensibility to America. However, t...
What’s your most awkward lunch ever? Sean Wotherspoon wants to know
As a designer and creative director, Sean Wotherspoon isn’t afraid to dream big and follow his most grandiose or random ideas. The result is something magical with everything he creates and designs. That’s because, at the end of the day, he’s a passionate connoisseur and a mission-driven person in all aspects. Wotherspoon is w...
How Thomas Dang went from shooting nightlife to directing an Eyedress music video
From working with the production company Media Monsters to directing a music video for Eyedress, Thomas “Dangy” Dang has run the gamut of visual media, picking up skills to add to his creative toolbox at each stop along the way. Before he was teaching himself how to navigate the professional sphere to become a successful businessman, he taught himself how to use Photoshop by watching videos on You
RATSTAR believes shopping vintage is the best way to avoid fast fashion
When Layla Shapiro and Emma Harris decided to embark on the journey of opening their first store, RATSTAR, it wasn’t without years of hard work and experience. The pair would spend every day driving around Los Angeles looking to score the best vintage clothing and accessories that weren’t only quality products but extensions of their unique personalities. After sell...
Steve Caballero on intersection of punk and skateboarding with new band Urethane
For Steve Caballero, the intersection of punk and skateboarding has always been at the forefront of what he does and creates for the world. Caballero burst onto the skateboarding scene in the groundbreaking years of the early ’80s and ’90s, skating alongside the sport’s most iconic figures while living in Southern California during its renaissance period, where punk rock was at its most prolific
Toby Morse’s ‘One Life One Chance’ is your new favorite podcast
Forming in the early 1990s, H2O released several acclaimed records that have gone on to inspire generations of artists with their fast, energetic music paired with vocalist Toby Morse’s emotional lyrics that tackle subjects such as family, loss, friendship and staying true to your roots. Addi...
‘Matty And Benny Eat Out America’ is the best cooking show ever…?
On paper, the combination of a cookbook author/restaurateur and a Grammy-nominated pop producer might seem a little strange. On camera, the result is a beautiful juxtaposition between these two worlds, made possible by years of friendship and unrivaled chemistry...