Tim Ochser

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8 September 2006

What is "it?"

Ever since Nike exhorted us to “Just do it!”, the pronoun has been the vessel for a whole range of cultural suggestions. Tim Ochser finds that “It” is not all that it seems.

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21 February 2006

Stuck in traffic

Commissioned by British television to set up interviews for a documentary on sex trafficking in Latvia, Tim Ochser finds himself an accomplice in the simplification of the phenomenon. To call sex trafficking “modern slavery” fails to see it as the consequence of the sexualization of culture. To get to the real story, he says, the documentary should have been about the men who use women as prostitutes.

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4 January 2005

In the labyrinth

A Riga suburb called Zolitude makes Tim Ochser reflect on the philosophical realities of a life in the labyrinth.

Only in en

In his look at the “genuineness” of pornography, Tim Ochser finds that in many ways, life has come to imitate pornography “in an almost grotesque parody”. Rather than judging pornography as good or bad, moral or immoral, Ochser focuses on the reasons pornography exists, what purpose it serves, and the effects it has on both viewers and non-viewers.