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Self Publish, Be Naughty (NSFW)

Davi Russo photographyPhoto by Davi Russo

Self Publish, Be Naughty is a provocative and uncompromising portrayal of contemporary love, sexuality, desire, gender and the taboo. This book presents 122 photographs from 75 contemporary artists in homage to, (and in radical subversion of), traditional mainstream erotica.

A call for “naughty” photos was launched in March 2011 resulting in more than 5,000 submissions from Self Publish Be Happy’s international network of both established artists and young up-and-coming photographers. The most engaging, titillating and downright odd photographs were chosen and are now presented, together revealing the raw ideals envisaged and experienced by an eclectic mix of contemporary artists.

Printed in a limited edition of 1,000 copies, each copy of SPBN is unique. Art director Antonio de Luca has designed a beautiful ever-changing book, a collection of A4 posters (in the manner of Playboy centrefolds), bound together with a removable elastic band. Each copy will have an individual sequence of pages, an echo of the fragmented and subversive nature of desire. SPBN also includes a selection of texts (ranging from Plato’s Phaedrus to erotic stories anonymously posted online).

Bobby Doherty photographyPhoto by Bobby Doherty

Harley Weir photographyPhoto by Harley Weir

Harley Weir photographyPhoto by Harley Weir

Jennilee-Marigomen photographyPhoto by Jennilee Marigomen

Lucas-Blalock photographyPhoto by Lucas Blalock

Michael-Max-McLeod photographyPhoto by Michael Max McLeod

Thomas-Mailaender photographyPhoto by Thomas Mailaender

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