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All a bit too obvious.,
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This review is from: Idols + Believers (Hardcover)
I am a big fan of Jocelyn Bain Hogg's book The Firm, and of much of his other work (particularly his recent photography of British Youth), and so was quite excited to get a copy of this book. But I'm afraid it didn't really do anything for me. There are some nice photos in here, and some pretty mediocre ones, all tied together by the idea that they are a critique of our obsession with celebrity and fame. To me, it all seemed a little bit too obvious, and didn't add anything to what I already know. The short essays which are interspersed between the photos were mostly similarly throwaway. I'm quite glad to have the (gorgeously produced) book in my collection, but I don't think I'll be referring back to it much in the future.