What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse? Would it be taken more seriously? That’s what photographer Richard Johnson hopes to accomplish with his new photo project, “Weapons of Choice.”
The series uses a makeup artist to put bruises and scars on photo subjects. Embedded in these violent marks are some hateful words typically associated with abuse, such as “Stupid,” “Dumb,” “Trash” and others that are much, much worse.
What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse
|*looking at my legs*:||Oh my god why|
|*looking at my stomach*:||Oh my god why|
|*looking at my arms*:||Oh my god why|
|*looking at my face*:||Oh my god why|
|*trying to exercise*:||Oh my god why|
|*eating shitty food*:||Oh my god why|
|*weighing myself*:||Oh my god why|
|*looking at my life*:||Oh my god why|
|*looking at my music taste*:||cool man|
SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 — TOKIO: A Musical History
- 09/21/1994 — TOKIO debuts in the Nippon Budoukan to an empty audience with LOVE YOU ONLY.
- 05/30/2001 — After seven years of waiting, TOKIO finally releases Message their first single to top the Oricon charts.
- 12/04/2002 — Matsuoka Masahiro begins to direct TOKIO’s music videos with ding-dong (ended in 2007).
- 10/01/2003 — The Shinkansen opens the AMBITIOUS, JAPAN! campaign with TOKIO as their front men, spurring the eponymous single.
- 12/07/2005 — TOKIO’s first pure member-written and composed single, Ashita wo Mezashite! is released, by Tomoya Nagase.
- 06/21/2006 — TOKIO is asked to perform Japan’s theme song for the FIFA World Cup, Get Your Dream.
- 08/23/2006 — Sorafune, TOKIO’s most successful single to date, is released. It topped the charts and is their only single to reach Platinum status.
- 04/13/2014 — Taichi Kokubun announces that TOKIO’s decided to write and compose all their future music from this moment on with ‘their own sound’, as first seen in Nagase’s Lyric, which Matsuoka claims to be ‘a musical masterpiece’.