S&S Shelflife No.1 "Hair"
Title: Shelflife No.1 "hair" issue
Contents: Over 200 photos & shitty interviews
Size: 210mm x 260mm
Paper: ecoStar+ environmentally responsible paper - 100% post-consumer recycled paper in a process chlorine-free environment.
It is with enormous pleasure that we bring you our first-ever printed edition in the form of a hardcover book entitled 'shelflife' No.1. 180 pages filled with beautiful work by incredible photographers from all around the globe & shitty interviews with rad creatives printed onto 100% recycled paper.
Sticks & Stones has always been a platform for the beautiful bizarre. What started out as a little shitty blog eventually evolved into the SS Mothership that it is today with over 3,000 exclusive shoots & interviews. Its pages are filled with uniqueness & realness provided by incredibly talented & like-minded creatives from all around the globe. Its subjects ooze confidence & unapologetically own their sexuality, firmly standing in their right to exist as a sexual being, a gay being, a trans being, a human being.
Why the book? As a big fan of the Internet I do feel at times it’s just way too fucking big. Photos are scrolled over in seconds because we are often rushing to get to the next thing. We want to fill our heads with as much information & inspiration as possible before our partners, kids, parents ask us what our screen time is with that look on their face. For this reason, I wanted to make a new tangible home for all of this amazing imagery & give it a shelf life (hence the title of this book). It's about slowing down & enriching your experience. Giving you something to hold, smell & show your friends (probably not your grandma).
We have been collecting imagery for five years, but this book is really 35 years in the making. It’s a product of all of the life experiences that brought me to this very moment. This book is a big "FUCK YOU" to all of the shit that’s pissed me off over the years; close-mindedness, misogyny, the suppression of female sexuality, an abusive ex-partner who told me I wasn’t a "real" woman because I wanted to have a career, people that told me how to dress & how to be, the beauty & fashion industry I grew up with that almost always upheld & enforced a rigid & uncompromising standard of beauty & perfection.
But as well as being a fuck you this book is a big fat "THANK YOU!" Thank you to my amazing partner, friends & family for all of your help & support over the past 5 years. Thank you to all of the incredibly talented contributors for sending me your work & for inspiring me to continue on my own very emotional & volatile creative journey. Thank you for empowering myself & so many others to continue being whoever the fuck. Thank you to the Internet for giving us all a voice! We (the public) now decide what’s hot & what’s not. Let’s continue to get behind realness, uniqueness, originality, imagination, innovation, creativity & personality & celebrate true beauty inside & out!
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