Round and around the spiral twists, deeper and deeper, into a hole, out you emerge in a twisted new world, similar but different, you can’t quite tell...


Aaron Taylor-Johnson in conversation with Andrew Garfield

Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars on the cover – fresh from exchanging blows with Brad Pitt in upcoming action thriller Bullet Train, and with filming currently underway for his next leading role: Kraven the Hunter. In an experimental, cut-up, re-worked and reimagined series of images created in collaboration with Taylor-Johnson, we redefine what a portrait of an actor can be.


Hedi Slimane shoots portraits of riders from the SS22 Celine Homme show exclusively for the issue. The designer’s ‘Cosmic Cruiser’ runway revved into action with a team of high-adrenaline bikers flipping and tricking across the runway-slash-ramp; Slimane shares portraits of these bikers, both on the ground and spinning 360 through the air.

Jordan Barrett by Szilveszter Makó

Supermodel Jordan Barrett gets surreal, stepping out from the HERO 27 cover for a cinematic, bauhaus-inspired feature photographed by Szilveszter Makó and styled by Brian Conway in Milan.


Arthur Tress is one of the most eminent and consistently imaginative photographers of his generation, his series The Dream Collector was a turning point in staged surrealist photography. We travel to his home in San Francisco and Tress walks us through a very special retrospective edit of his life’s work.

Actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster reflects on playing punk Svengali Malcolm McLaren in Danny Boyle’s upcoming Sex Pistols mini-series – Pistol – and is in conversation with co-star Emma Appleton.

Prolific photographer Ari Marcopolous shares an exclusive photography portfolio entitled entitle You’ll love staples Here’s Why – documenting friends, family and landscapes.

We get on the mat with the Stanford University wrestling team ahead of their first 21/22 season match. Documented by HERO Editor-in-Chief Fabien Kruszelnicki, we talk to head coach Rob Koll about his 3,000 mile move across the country to re-shape the team.

Jordan Bolger reconnects with fellow actor and The 100 co-star Tati Gabrielle for an exploration into creative ambition – Bolger’s currently on set in South Africa filming Viola Davis new historical epic The Woman King,

Olly Sholotan is 2022’s Carlton Banks, reimagining the cult character for Morgan Cooper’s new dramatic retelling of Will Smith's Fresh Prince story. Days after the trailer sent the internet wild, the young actor speaks with Josephine Langford who offers some stellar words of advice.

Breaking new ground, UK-based satellite company Skyrora are set to be the first to launch on British soil – a seminal moment for the British space sector. We discuss with operations manager Derek Harris what this means for mankind, and beyond.

Plus: Leonardo Veloce and Davey Sutton preview Kim Jones' Dior Fall collection, Fabien Kruszelnicki captures Celine Homme by Hedi Slimane SS22 in a series of lyrical portraits and Vidar Logi and Edda Gudmundsdottir present a warped take on a high school yearbook. Artistry and romance collide in Poets, a story by Daniel Archer and HERO Senior Fashion Editor Peghah Maleknejad, who also shoots the defining looks of SS22 for our regular collections story AMAZING with photographer Isabelle Wenzel.

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