Monday 29 April 2013


Many years ago Playboy magazine used to publish essays and fiction by (among others) John Updike and Vladimir Nabokov. This, the owner Hugh Hefner believed, gave his monthly organ a cultural legitimacy that made his readers feel less embarrassed when splashing out (as it were) on the publication.

Likewise I manage to persuade myself that the Daily Mail website is among the best places to find traditional photojournalism, notwithstanding the newspaper's status as the house journal of Little England bigots. Anyway, the website recently published some images by the German photographer Michael Wolf which form part of a project he calls 'Architecture of Density'. Here, avoiding the Mail's coverage entirely, is a direct link to his website and his astonishing photographs of Hong Kong apartment buildings:

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