The Dazed 100

Redefining style and youth culture in 2015 and beyond

Dazed 100

Voted for by Dazed's network of contributors, the Dazed 100 is your guide to the creatives redefining the future of style and youth culture. Expand the profiles to learn more about each person and to discover a wealth of exclusives. You can also make your voice heard by clicking the "Upvote" button to decide the ranking of the Readers' 100. You never know, you may pick a future cover star...


Ben Toms is the quietly prolific photographer behind some of the decade’s most norm-busting editorials – and our winter issue cover. With a mixed media VHS-thetic, Toms’ work messes with the mundane and the marvellous. Casting female bodybuilders alongside this season’s freshest faces, his subjects continue to ask if we’re sitting uncomfortably.

Sum up what we can expect from you in 2015.

Ben Toms: I’m working on a photo exhibition with Janina Pedan and designing a series of furniture pieces.

What new skill did you learn this year?

Ben Toms: Snapchat.

Who’s an unsung cultural hero that you discovered this year?

Ben Toms: Gaetano Pesce.

What’s the most surprising thing we’d find out if we looked at your phone?

Ben Toms: A lot of photos of my praying mantises and bonsai trees.

Who should have been at number one on the Dazed 100?

Ben Toms: Lil B.

Twitter: @BenToms | Instagram: @Ben_Toms

Lead image: Taken from AnOther Man Spring Summer 2014. Miles wears leather waistcoat and biker jacket by Jitrois, Quilted bomber jacket by Alpha Industries, T-shirt from Rokit, Denim trousers by Marques’Almeida.

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