The Overloaded Man (1961) is a short story by JG Ballard. Ballard is one of those writers who I can’t seem to put down. I have a collection of his story stories, which I have been reading for almost 3 years. I don’t want to conclude them, so I intersperse each short story with other books. His stories are often unnerving, in the mid-1970s he published, several novels, including Crash (1973), a story about car-crash fetishism that I still find thought-provoking. The collection of short stories I’m engrossed (Volume 1 and 2) are to date a gentler affair, although underpinned by his trademark dreamscapes of isolation, tension, dystopian and post-apocalyptic narratives. The Overloaded Man provided the influence for this photograph.