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 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…

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25 Most Read Articles

Three years ago I wrote my first post for this blog. To celebrate this occasion – the third blogiversary as it is referred to by bloggers – I thought you might benefit from a list of the 25 most read articles. I have also installed this list on the sidebar if you wish to revisit…