SuicideGirls - erotic book by Feral House - review by her.royal.redness

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SuicideGirls

Book by Feral House

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Punk Rock Pin-Ups! :D

I found this book to be beautiful, both in the photographs and the message of "being yourself" that is conveyed throughout the story the pictures tell. It is small enough to display on a coffee table (If your open and comfortable to the nudity).
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Pros:
Beautiful, glossy photographs, unique, real people.
Cons:
Nothing. I loved it!
Rating by reviewer:
5
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This is a BEAUTIFUL book! It's the perfect edition to someone's art collection, or as a coffee table book, or for artists as a reference. It's also the perfect excuse to bust out your own camera and be your own pin up goddess!

This hardcover book measures about 10 inches long and about 8 inches. It contains 160 glossy, high quality photographs of real women being real women. I didn't know anything about the Suicide Girls before reviewing this product. The premise of the book is that it is meant to reflect the same principles and values as the website-allowing the women on the site to express themselves, using their bodies as the medium. The book was put together to show that there isn't a need to conform to the ideals of sexuality that the media portrays. It encourages both women and men to be who they want to be, to do what they want to do, and explore themselves.

The book is split into two parts. The first half of the book is the portraits that the artist, Missy Suicide, has taken of the various models. The models are shown in various states of undress, with several full frontal nudity shots. The photos are displayed in various formats, ranging from full page spreads, to collage collections. Each page outlines who the model is, and you get familiar with the names, and bodies that go along with each of them. The photographer uses the basic premise of the classic pin up poses, but manages to take it to the next level of creativity, giving the classic a bit of a punk twist. She also uses a variety of locations and lighting options to draw the audiences attention to the many gorgeous attributes and features that the women possess. The women are a blend of body types, sizes, colors- they are unique and represent the diversity that exists.

The second half of the book contains self portraits that the girls themselves provided. They are all given the opportunity to share a little bit more about themselves. It contains snippets of interviews, journal entries, blogs, poems and just their own thoughts. It allows you to come to understand the women that are in the photographs. Once you've read through the different stories that the women share I highly recommend going back and looking through the photographs again, I felt that I found new insight and understanding into the women through the blend of the comments and their photographs.

I loved the book. I found it so incredibly empowering and unique. Everyone can be sexy- in their own bodies, and within their own framework of sexuality. I can't wait to breakout my camera, explore the ideas shared in the book, along with trying of some of the different pose ideas for myself Winking
Follow-up commentary
This book has been an incredible conversation starter. It's beautiful glossy pages and even more gorgeous girls spark the interest of everyone who flips through it. I still find this to be one of the most innovative and inspiring works of "pin-up" photography available. It uses real women with real bodies and unique perspectives on life... which made them seem more real to me, and allowed me to connect with them on a certain level. Not to mention the website on which this book is based encourages women to be themselves, express their sexuality and every aspect of who they are in whatever medium brings them release. I find the messages and the medium used to be both empowering and liberating and choose to use SuicideGirls and photography as a stepping stone to my own sexual journey and liberation. A fantastic addition to any art lovers collection!
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  • Jimbo Jones
    Jimbo Jones  
    Sounds like a really great way to display alternative artistic expression. I have heard a little about Suicide Girls before, but haven't been exposed to it too much. This looks like a fun and attractive way to understand what it's all about. Did you have one favorite model that stood out, or were there too many to pick just one? Thanks for the review.
  • Naughty Student
    Naughty Student  
    *adds to wishlist

    Nice review!
  • Carrie Ann
    Carrie Ann  
    I loooove the Suicide girls. I hate them for being young and funky and sex and fun but... yanno... that doesn't lessen the love. Lol. Now I have to put this on my wish list!

    Fab review!
  • Luscious Lily
    Luscious Lily  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Adriana Ravenlust
    Adriana Ravenlust  
    People don't know about SG? -chuckles-

    Were there many plus sized girls? Any guys?
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    Totally getting it, I love SG!
  • her.royal.redness
    her.royal.redness  
    Jimbo Jones- I didn't have a favorite model, there really are SO many! I had a few favorite names tho! Like Voltaire Big smile Such great names for such gorgeous girls!

    Naughty Student- Thanks!!

    Carrie Ann- I agree. I hate them JUUUUUST a little for being so gawshdarn sexy!!

    Luscious Lily- Thanks for checking it out!

    Adriana Ravenlust- There weren't any girls *I* would consider plus sized. Some with dangerous curves but nothing plus sized!!

    Lauren- *Lol* It IS a great book, I do recommend checking it out!!
  • MissApple
    MissApple  
    I bought this book when I was 18 and just coming out of my shell. It's a lovely piece and lets the reader have a sneak peek into the minds of The Suicide Girls, indulge in beautiful photos, and realize that it's OK to be who you are! I'm happy to see this book here and that so many people are checking it out!
  • her.royal.redness
    her.royal.redness  
    Unnaturallyred- I completely agree. This is a wonderful book and it's awesome to see people checking it out!! Thanks for the comment!
  • Maiden
    Maiden  
    I want this book, now! Nice review!
  • her.royal.redness
    her.royal.redness  
    Maiden- Thank you! This is certainly a piece I do not regret getting!! Hopefully you can get the chance to enjoy it as much as I still continue too!
  • darkkitty
    darkkitty  
    NIce review!
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