Beauty Papers Issue 3 is out now. In this issue you’ll find an in depth cultural analysis and meditation on beauty today. A rejection of normative convention in favour of uniqueness and diversity. With wit, intellect and curiosity we’re exploring, questioning and challenging the world of beauty.
Celebrating uniqueness rather than conformity. We are drawn to contradiction and the beautiful uncertainty contained within. It creates the space for new perspectives and individual expression. It is a place for none but the brave, a place for dreams and dream makers.
In this issue Will Self muses upon the virtual oxymoron that is male beauty and we get to grips with death and find beauty in this absolute and finite act. Creative powerhouses Phyllis Posnick (American Vogue) and Malcolm Edwards bare their souls.
Sølve Sundsbø and Stéphane Marais explore the exquisite physicality of the brush stroke and the body combined. Veteran photographer Ian McKell finds beauty in a group of renegade inner city commune dwellers and eco warriors giving you a new definition of girls gone wild. Is it beautiful?
Beauty Papers is a creative magazine from London (UK) about the culture of beauty. The world is full of relentless imagery of pseudo glamour masquerading as beauty. In reality this has nothing to do with “beauty” it is about conformity, brand and formula. Peddlers of false hopes, hierarchies, religions and pornographers have all subverted beauty for their own end. Without character and emotion, there is no beauty and it is too oppressive to present one ideal to women or men. Punk said, “screw the formula.” We say liberate creative beauty, give beauty a brave new face. There is nothing more inspiring than beauty when the chains are taken off.
Weight 920 gram