Botswana’s heavy metal culture gets hyped for all the wrong reasons: namely the desert-defying style of its leather-clad crews. But beneath the surface is a DIY subculture uncorrupted by the outside world.
In his homeland of Syria, Mohammad Abu Hajar is considered a fugitive – a political musician who wore out his welcome. But in Berlin, where he lives in exile, the right to exist poses a new set of challenges.
Branded a ‘wrecker of civilisation’ by the establishment, Cosey Fanni Tutti is a creative force who ripped up the rules in the realms of sex, music and art. Now the rest of the world is finally catching up to her.
Outcasts often seek shelter in the music of Perfume Genius. But after finding stability in his own life, Mike Hadreas has realised that sobriety doesn't fix everything. It just casts a harsher light on the underlying problems.
After struggling for years in a nowhere town with nothing to do, Charlie and Daisy May Cooper have made a hit comedy series about just that. But as the big time beckons, they're determined to keep their outlier status intact.
As ‘urbex’ spreads far and wide, its secrets remain closely guarded. But for photographer Valerie Leroy, there's one rule that can't be ignored: take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints.
After forging a career documenting a cycle of hard news, photographer Per-Anders Pettersson fell in love with Africa’s flourishing fashion industry, rekindling his affection for positive stories that go unseen.
When photographer Lee Kirby stumbled across a bedraggled man in designer clothes, he found himself opening a pandora’s box that would change his life. But for Lee Trosclair, renegade-turned-muse, the story is just beginning.
The Kiki scene is blowing up out of New York. But veterans of the voguing community know it’s no passing trend. This is a subculture backed by some serious history – and it’s got the political bite to prove it.
South Africa is still reeling from decades of divisive rule. In Soweto, the township-turned-city that first triggered the fight for civil rights, a new counter-culture is burning. It’s raw. It’s punk. It doesn’t give a fuck. And it’s writing its own history.
Royal Trux struck gold when a major label offered them a million dollars and full creative control. But as maverick outsiders, the band proved too eclectic for mainstream tastes. Now, 15 years after breaking up, they’re ready to admit that some journeys never end.
Portrayed as a struggling dreamer in cult film American Movie, director Mark Borchardt has made a madcap documentary of his own about UFO spotters. But he's determined to not be mistaken for a fantasist.