This is one of those articles in which I try to avoid mentioning breasts in an effort to seem all grown up. Sadly, with a picture editor like ours, I’m on a hiding to nothing – they’re in your face whether you like it or not. And of course you like it. You love it, you dirty little monsters.
So all veneer of maturity stripped away, the point of the piece is to tell you about Vice magazine’s annual photo edition, which this year comes to you from Vice Japan. The theme of the issue this time around is collaborations, and big names like Kim Gordon, Roger Ballen and Richard Kern get it on with an artistic partner in the magazine and at the Diesel Art Gallery in Shibuya, Tokyo. Given the tendency of the photo special to sell out in double quick time, the gallery setting is a great chance to catch the collection, plus the extra behind-the-scenes insights on the joint projects from the artists which will be on show there too. Despite the impression we’re giving you, there’s more to the collection than suggestive doughnuts and outright nakedness, although being Vice, there is plenty of that. The exhibition, called Global Photo Collaborations, is running now and ends on 14 February.