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Afternoon Interview: Cole Barash Episode 060: Catching up with Cape Cod based photographer and artist

Cole Barash lives in the What Youth family tree. Originally a snowboard photographer, Cole’s work has since evolved way beyond any board sport. His attention to the “off moments” of snowboarding, coupled with his very successful “Shiloh Series” — the use of a 20’ x 20’ backdrop to shoot a series of backlit action photos that completely separeated the rider and the obstacle from the background — steered him toward the best crews of people. He shot over 30 covers and countless ads. But it was his distaste for the industry that pushed him to move on.

We first worked with Cole when he tagged along on our Nti Sheeto film project, as well as the Scandinavia adventure, New Scenery, New Noise, as well as publishing his incredible Six Girls, Six Cities in Issue 7. He’s since published photography books and zines on John John Florence, Craig Anderson and pursued a variety of interesting personal projects you’ll hear about in the above Afternoon Interview, this was shot on location by Michael Cukr at his studio on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Check out Cole’s work in What Youth Issues Five, Seven and 17 and upcoming in Issue 19.



Ty Segall of Fuzz Afternoon Interview What Youth

Afternoon Interview: Ty Segall Episode 008

Ty Segall recently played a show at The Smell in Los Angeles with his band Fuzz. We went and talked to him about life, creating and smashing the hell out of drum kits.

Ben Nordberg Afternoon Interview What Youth

Afternoon Interview: Ben Nordberg Episode 007

Now, let’s hangout with Ben on Hollywood Blvd.

Sal Barbier afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Sal Barbier Episode 006

We met Sal in Santa Monica at 6 a.m., loaded a ramp into a truck and took it to the beach.

Jake Burghart from Vice Afternoon Interview What Youth

Afternoon Interview: Jake Burghart Episode 005

We sat down with Jake and just let him tell stories, some of his most terrifying experiences — including being held at gunpoint by rebels in the Congo, going left at Sunset and his new past time: commenting on Kelly Slater’s Instagram.

Mark Oblow Afternoon Interview What Youth

Afternoon Interview: Mark Oblow Episode 004

He’s shot campaigns for the surf world’s biggest brands including Quiksilver and Analog. He’s since successfully made the leap into the world of mainstream sports and shot with the likes of David Beckham, Katy Perry and Snoop Dog for Adidas. And now he’s onto another venture

Currn Caples and Jay Adams at Arto Saari's house pool skating afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Curren Caples & Jay Adams Episode 003

Last week Arto Saari brought Jay Adams and Curren Caples to session his backyard pool

Christian Hosoi afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Christian Hosoi Episode 002

Christian Hosoi was the man, and Christian Hosoi is the man, and both these statements are true but for different reasons.

Alex Olson afternoon interview for what youth issue one

Afternoon Interview: Alex Olson Episode 001 (Part 2)

More from our conversation with Alex Olson in Los Angeles’s Griffith Park

Alex Olson Afternoon interview for what youth issue 1

Afternoon Interview: Alex Olson Episode 001 (Part 1)

On a sunny day in Los Angeles, we drove to Griffith Park and spent an afternoon with professional skateboarder Alex Olson.

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