Be Interesting, Hold Still

Bill Gentle’s calling was to photograph interesting people in everyday settings.

More than 7 billion people walk the earth. Considering the seemingly infinite combination of each person’s mannerisms, idiosyncrasies, and looks—as well as the vastness of our thoughts and actions—it’s not difficult to build the case that we are all, truly, unique.

But there’s no question, whether we admit it to ourselves or not, that some who walk among us walk, very much so, to their own beat. Maybe it’s their sense of fashion, their perspective, or sometimes even a certain je ne sais quoi, or all of the above (and more). These create unique, interesting people.

It’s these individuals noted photographer Bill Gentle seeks.

Tastemaker: Kate McKay

From the Art of Manliness co-founder come a few picks with a lady’s touch.

We asked Kate McKay, the better half of the Art of Manliness (sorry, Brett), to help curate our Women's Shop—where it's always ladies night. Here are her top picks, with personal commentary on each piece. 

So ladies, today is your day—enjoy the best Huckberry can offer, with a touch of insight from one of the most Huckberry-ish women around. And gents, remember—a woman's insight is invaluable. Follow the muse, and consider what little surprise the lovely lady in your life would like to see.

Steve McQueen's New Tattoo

Our tattooed correspondent explores the delicate balance of body ink—celeb or not.

When we came across the work of tattoo artist (and artist at large) Cheyenne Randall, of Shopped Tattoos, we asked our own tattooed correspondent, Nicholas Pell, to offer an introspection of his own ink work.

I got my first tattoo in a loft in Brooklyn when I was 16. I took the Greyhound home the day after. When my mother picked me up from the station, I figured it was best to get out in front of the thing, bite the bullet and show her.

She cried. Like I knew it was Mother's Day.

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A Nixon Supertide, Benchmade Mini, and Midori Pencil Case are kings of this dump.

Drop what your carrying, organize it into right angles, zoom out, snap a pic, and share. That's your Pocket Dump. Every week, we'll curate a selection of the best EDC pocket dumps from our friends at Everyday Carry

There's a few links to our favorite products in the dump, and then a link to see the whole lineup. Enjoy, and carry on.

The Flying Backpacker

Bob Gannon, the “flying backpacker,” liked circling the globe so much, he did it twice.

Borrowing from Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemistit is no small thing to find your life’s dream. It is more challenging, yet, to fulfill it. But that’s exactly what ‘round-the-world, adventure-pilot Bob Gannon did. 

Flying in his four-seat, single-engine Cesna 182, Bob Gannon set off more than a decade ago on an adventure that would take him around the world twice, over the North Pole, and into remote, hostile regions few ever dare to set foot. And he did it all with the basic avionics equipment that would make any minimalist proud.

Little wonder he named his Cesna Lucky Lady Too.

A Cathedral of Ice

What a glacier looks like from the inside—the photography of Kate Friend.

Glaciers are typically known for their exteriors—hulking bluish-white masses floating in frozen seas. It may not cross many minds to wonder what it looks like inside these worlds of ice, but then again—there aren’t many like Kate Friend

The British photographer and founder of MOTHER Magazine is largely known for her editorial fashion work, but also has spent significant time exploring wonders of nature. This drive to experience a land unknown led her to the deep realms of Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier.

The Huckberry Explorer's Grants

For your next adventure, we have $1,000 and a bundle of gear to give away.

*The application window has now CLOSED. Thank you for applying, and we look forward to announcing the winners.

When we founded Huckberry in our apartments almost three years ago, we never imagined the incredible community it would spawn.

And while we've always endeavored to inspire our readers to lead more active and adventurous lives, we've always believed that a Jedi draws its strength from the Force. You guys are Huckberry. We're just the stewards.

Shelter: Hidden Cabin

This cabin looks old, dilapidated, and crumbling. But wait ’til you see the inside.

Chances are pretty high that you have never been to Linescio. A micro-village nestled in the foothills of Switzerland; it covers only two and a half square miles and is home to less than a hundred people. Even more obscure is the architectural endeavor of Buchner Brundler—who decided to repurpose one of village’s dilapidated homes into their idea of a modern minimalistic summer home.

Ignoring the visual aesthetic of the exterior, which consists of 200-year-old stone masonry, the architects’ vision was to breath new life into the home by giving its interior a complete revamp. Unconventional, to be sure, this space transformed from a humble shelter to a contemporary experiment in architecture.

Quit Your Job And Travel

Or, at least, that’s what photographer Shane Black did, and he hasn’t regretted it one bit.

Last summer Shane Black and a few friends took a tour around the US, camping, taking incredible photographs, and teaching workshops in select cities. He gives a play-by-play account of his travels, below:

Many people dream of quitting their jobs to spend some time traveling, but this past summer, two friends and I turned that dream into a reality. We all left our jobs of 6 years and spent July and August traveling across the US. We taught photography workshops along the way and were able to see the beautiful sights that this country has to offer.

Ansel Adams' B-Sides

A discovery of 226 Ansel Adams photographs from the National Archives vault.

In 1941 the National Park Service commissioned noted photographer Ansel Adams to create a photo mural for the Department of the Interior Building in Washington, DC. The theme was to be nature as exemplified and protected in the U.S. National Parks. The project was halted because of World War II and never resumed.  - archives.gov

Since freshman year of college I’ve had three photographs of Ansel Adams hanging in my room: The Mount McKinley Range—veiled in gauzy clouds with stark white glaciers running down black rocks, The Face of Half Dome—sheer, sweeping, with a dramatic dark to light contrast from top to bottom, and a Think Different ad, by Apple, of Adams on the California coast, standing behind his large frame camera.

They’ve been a source of quiet inspiration over the years, and they made an early and high mark for an austere aesthetic in landscape photography. The images of Adams always landed, for me, as “regal.”

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