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Ace Cafe and Neasden Hindu Temple in London

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By Matt Wicks in Cool Travel on Friday 27 April 2012

When you film an ex-mod and rockers biker wedding, you know it ain’t gonna be down at no church. And that’s exactly what led me to the Ace Cafe, London. The Ace is petrolhead, rock n’ roll heaven, especially if you get there for one of the regular meet nights, for anything from Harleys to […]

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The Tate Video Channel profiles Maurice Sendak

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By Matt Wicks in Video on Thursday 26 April 2012

What a gem of a find. Not only does the UK institution, Tate, collect and exhibit great art. They also make quality films about it, too. There’s hundreds on their channel for me to get my art fix and they seem to be constantly releasing new ones every week. I’ve seen artist studio visits, artist profiles, films by commissioned artists, and experimental stuff. I couldn’t choose a favourite, so you get two: one on author Maurice Sendak (Where The Wild Things Are) — above — and this really fun time-lapse — below.

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28 Days Later: edgy photos by Urban Explorers

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By Matt Wicks in New Photography on Thursday 26 April 2012

Urban Explorers spend their time venturing to places where most would be either too scared or not stupid enough to try. Either way, there’s an undeniable draw to the photos and stories from these covert missions. 28 Days Later is a UK forum where you can read personal accounts and fill your boots on pictures from skyscrapers and crack dens.

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Tilt-shift video about Good Friday in a small English village

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By Matt Wicks in Video on Thursday 26 April 2012

Some subjects you just know will make a great tilt-shift video, so when we heard of a picturesque English village where every Easter, hundreds of people gather to carry a cross up a hill, our eyes lit up. Camera and lenses packed, we headed off for what turned out to be a very Good Friday.

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Gateway to astronaut photography

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By Matt Wicks in New Photography on Thursday 26 April 2012

Does this count as travel photography? Hopefully one day we’ll all get to experience what a select few astronauts have felt floating up above our blue planet. Until that time, we have their photo mementos instead. Exploring this NASA site isn’t the easiest. And that‘s half the fun. It’s a pure lucky dip. Start in the collections and move onto missions.

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Martin Parr shows his sweet tooth in this new film

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By Matt Wicks in New Film on Thursday 26 April 2012

I’m so happy the Teddy Grays family let Magnum photographer Martin Parr loose with a camera in their 194 year-old sweet factory, otherwise this documentary might never have existed. A beautifully intimate portrait of a family business frozen in time, with characters almost as old as the copper pots, who painstakingly churn out endless pear […]

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Incredible time-lapse videos of Singapore, Moscow and Belarus

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By Matt Wicks in Video on Thursday 26 April 2012

I’m a sucker for a good time-lapse film, getting to see a new place in a new way. Producing a static shot of a single subject is tough enough, but this dude absolutely kills it by adding in seemingly impossible moves through his city of choice. Singapore, Moscow and Belarus (see below) all get the treatment.

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