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Top Ten Posts of 2014

A very happy new year to all my readers. As a recap of year, here is a list of the ten most visited blog posts of 2014. 1. Deconstructing the Selfie The most popular post of 2014 is, by quite a margin, my attempt to deconstruct the selfie in relation to the history of self-portraiture,…


Empire by Jon Tonks

This blog post is dedicated to a small selection of photographs from new book ‘Empire’ by the British photographer Jon Tonks. Please see my recent essay on photomonitor.co.uk for more on this body of work. All images by Jon Tonks. My essay on this work can be found here.


The Salaryman Trope

Welcome to Tokyo, performed by World Order, 2013 The Japanese pop band ‘World Order’ just released a visually striking video to their new track ‘Welcome to Tokyo’ written in response to Tokyo’s successful Olympic bid for the year 2020. Lead by Genki Sudo, a martial art specialist, the video consists of a series of clips…