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Julian Hammond Santander

Julian Hammond Santander, Exposures Editor

Julian Hammond Santander is a queer Colombian-American artist, musician, photographer, writer, graphic designer and amateur fashion critic. They spend their time listening to new albums, reading Krishnamurti, keeping up with whatever Rick Owens is doing and critiquing demos— all usually at Tompkins Square Park. Julian strives to push boundaries and question what is "known." This personal and artistic exploration dates back to his childhood, as he continues to understand and develop his unique personal style. His music spans genres and is available under the moniker Velvet Future. You can find him on Instagram @velvetfuture, or his personal Spotify @lagunajules.

All content by Julian Hammond Santander
Three blurry-faced people stand in front of someone’s shoulder.

Allegory for the 21st century

After a night’s sins, an invisible voyeur relives his delusions with sober eyes. This immersive fictional one night odyssey shows a fight with fear, trust, authenticity and perception.
March 7, 2022

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

Photo: Ian Partman on revolution, abolition and activist scholarship

December 10, 2021

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

In between yesterday and tomorrow

The final Exposures piece of fall 2021 concludes the first; again accompanied by words from thinker Jiddu Krishnamurti.
December 9, 2021

In conclusion to my first piece as Exposures Editor, ‘Conflict in the search of permanency,’ I return to California — this time a California less familiar to us. By abstracting...

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

Photo: Party stories that we’re legally allowed to talk about

November 24, 2021

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

Gallery guide

A brief list of current must-see art exhibitions in Manhattan, including SAMO©, Tyler Mitchell, Rosemary Mayer and this year’s Met Fashion Exhibition.
September 24, 2021

WE WERE SAMO© by Al Díaz New mixed-media work by Al Díaz, the surviving half of late-1970s downtown graffiti duo SAMO© — which consisted of Jean-Michel Basquiat and...

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

Photo: How venues and restaurants across NYC are enforcing the vax pass

September 24, 2021

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

Photo: Campus-area food for all your dietary needs and choices

September 24, 2021

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

Photo: Your new favorite spots: where to get student discounts around campus

September 24, 2021

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

(Staff Photos by Julian Hammond Santander)

Photo: Conflict in the search for permanency

September 3, 2021

(Staff Photos by Julian Hammond Santander)

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to this: Singles from July

In case you missed it, here are new tracks by Bo Burnham, Peggy Gou and more.
July 30, 2021

WSN’s music desk is no longer on summer hiatus. While the staff took a short break, the music world delivered hundreds of singles to sift through and enjoy. And yet, through...