I am the godfather of the influencer aesthetic
I’ve been scratching around my hard drives looking at photos from the early days of my travels.
Like this one I took at Borobudur on a trip through Indonesia in the mid-80s.
I was immediately struck by how ‘Instagrammy’ it looks.
The lone female figure walking off, back turned and mysterious.
The single splash of a strong primary colour.
The miraculous absence of other people at an extremely popular tourist attraction.
You know what?
I’m just gonna put it out there.
I am the godfather of the influencer aesthetic.