photography

There’s still hope for photography: Sony World Photo Awards reviewed

28 April 2017 17:57

Much has been said about the endless photographic mediocrity of the digital age. The infinite glossy ads, the stream of…

Alexandra Shulman’s reign at Vogue will be defined by mediocrity, idiocy and flip-flops

2 February 2017 16:14

The outpouring of love following Alexandra Shulman’s departure from Vogue was truly touching: she was described as ‘unpretentious’ and ‘very…

Sylvie Guillem is telling porkie-pies: this is not a vegan body

16 September 2015 17:54

The evangelical vegan ballerina Sylvie Guillem has been caught in a porkie-pie in her fervour to promote radical action against…

A day in the life of Britain’s sexiest man

15 January 2015 9:00

There are, presumably, a great many people who dream about what they will say when the day comes that they…

Our verdict on the North Korean embassy’s art exhibition: ‘I’ve seen worse’

7 November 2014 16:31

What’s your favourite of Kim Jong Un’s photo opportunities? I like the pictures of the cuddly psychopath inspecting a lubricant…

The nation that Putin crushed – and the world forgot

22 October 2014 17:48

Putin, at least 12-foot-high, glowers from the wall of a gym where men are training to wrestle. He is at…

Anything Bill can do, Ed can do too

24 September 2014 20:28

The hall may have been half empty during his speech, but New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said lots of…

Lauren Bacall — a true great

13 August 2014 11:15

As so often, no one put it better than Papa. Here is Ernest Hemingway talking of all the movies made…

Tweeting the Aurora Borealis

27 February 2014 22:32

Some people have been pointing their cameras at the night sky. The results are rather special: Eoropie in Ness, Isle…

Smut Samizdat

19 July 2012 17:30

Thanks to Twitter for alerting me to this small act of rebellion: Taken outside the display windows at Smiths, @HypnoPeter…