The start of this month brought with it the brand spanking new second issue of SKIN. In celebration and promotion it is my distinct pleasure to offer this portal to the weird and wonderfully skewed world of a fantastic publication. Release day is always a source of immense pride for me personally; being part of the SKIN team, seeing my work next to some of the most exciting and interesting artists and commentators is an incredible privilege!
The debut issue of SKIN was a wonder to behold. In its first offering the magazine brought readers insights into amazing photography, intellectual comment and passionate musical mastery. In the second outing readers are in for even more, with a collection of quality contributions from outstanding individuals all pulling in the same delectable direction.
For my part, I have followed up my foot fetish piece from issue one, with a somewhat autobiographical exploration of Erotic Asphyxiation. It’s a piece that was a lot of fun to write, and I hope people will enjoy my thoughts and musings on the subject. Our fearless leader Carmin Conner has done fantastically well in recruiting fresh talents to this new issue of SKIN, and her interview with Photographer Herve Mudry kicks things off in epic style! The accompanying photographs to this interview are worth the price of admission alone (by the way, admission is zero as SKIN is a totally free publication), this Swiss born photographer captures form expertly, and his visionary ideas are laid out in envy educing clarity. Sheer erotic elegance to my eye and the interview gives precious insight into this man’s mind.
Also in issue two, there is a chance to delve into the realm of Drum and Base, with producer Jekyll being featured. With the added component of accompanying photographs from Sam Noble, this is a must read for fans of the genre and everyone interested in music production.
One of my favourite sections of this issue is the expose on Dark Brain Comics. It’s rare that you get such insight, and here that insight is into a remarkable company producing very interesting characters, stories and iconography. The “X-rated graphic novel” scene is new to me personally, but this surreal introduction is all I needed to delve deeper.
I won’t go into every piece within issue two of SKIN as I urge you to check it out for yourselves. Caleb Colton’s Diary of a Snuff Director is another highlight, as are the offerings from magazine creator Carmin Conner, who brings incredible writing tinged with her special brand of enthusiasm and wit. I can never speak highly enough of Carmin, a visionary and instigator of the creative process. Self motivated and a mistress of mirth and merriment with a distinctly erotic flavour. It is this ladies vision that has made SKIN a reality, and her continued endeavour that ensures the best results. I’ll always be thankful to her for bringing me along for this wild ride.
Below is a link where you can read SKIN completely free, get to know the team members and enjoy sporadic interviews and extra content. Please do enjoy and show your support.
Image credits, copyright: Herve Mudry, Sam Noble, Dark Brain Comics.