Since , the formula has gone unchanged. Until yesterday, when the magazine shocked readers in an entirely new way: by announcing that they plan to drop all nude photos. Polanski An artful, photography-heavy nudie magazine born out of a popular Tumblr account with zero relation to a certain fugitive filmmaker. LiveFast This LA-based mag is made for the gonzo jetset. Basically, longform gone sexy. This cult Paris-based fanzine offers a well-rounded assault of all things urban and cool peppered with seductive, haute nude photography.
And this is no run-of-the-mill top-shelf fodder: from caniballism, to breast-feeding, to a bodice-ripping Donatella Versace, indie magazines are providing a thoughtful, joyfully unexpected counterpart to their sticky-paged predecessors. Baroness is the sister magazine of the more obviously sexual Baron. Actually a bit mad, the whole thing is a Jackie Collins-esque bodice ripper penned by Baker, starring Helena Christensen.
Here it feels natural. Pieces have an interesting quality of being academic and personal at the same time. And while the art featured is rarely explicit, it depicts casual moments where eroticism feels newly possible. The highlight of the issue is a series of photographs by the American artist Deana Lawson, picturing black couples and families in their homes.