This isn’t about David Bowie’s 1971 song “Changes” (Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
-Turn and face the stranger) but rather the magazine Changes, a rock tabloid that premiered in June 1969 and was art directed by J.C. Suares. What better way to launch than with a story about Bob Dylan on how things had changed. Later that year, the mag covered The Stooges at the Pavilion, NYC.
There were many fledgling music culture tabloids at the time, not the least being Rolling Stone, founded in 1967 in San Francisco. Changes hoped to become the East Coast Stone, with alternative coverage, but never quite made the grade (perhaps it was the over used Windsor typeface).
It seems like Selfies are everywhere and everyone cannot help but take them. The new book by Haje Jan Kamps, Selfies, explores how to take better photos of yourself and looks at the culture of social networking and its influence on the self portrait.