Modern Women, Natural Bodies
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Unshaven is a fine art photography book celebrating women who do not shave their body hair. These empowered women pose in gorgeous outdoor California settings, baring for the vision of photographer Nikki Silver. Herself a hairy woman, Silver captures the free spirits and all-natural confidence of these amateur models. Her photos are erotic and feminist, revealing and defiant, and entirely unlike any nude portraits of women you have ever seen.
An original essay from journalist and sexuality educator Tina Horn accentuates these provocative images. With humor, personal anecdotes, and elegant analysis, Horn's writing explores the many political and social implications of unshaven women. This insight is supplemented by thoughtful words on feminine body hair from the models themselves.
Whether they are defying gender norms, rejecting consumer conformity, or developing a new kind of counter-culture body modification, the women of Unshaven may be the twenty-first century's post-modern heroines.
Nikki Silver is a self-taught hairy pornography producer and model. Living a life of radical naturalism and free expression in both sexuality and art, she produces media that gives a voyeur's view into her world. A resident of Oakland, she is a feisty New York Jew who now refuses to leave the redwoods of California.
Threel Media, 9780990557128, 128pp.
Publication Date: September 8, 2015
About the Author
Nikki Silver is a self-taught, award winning porn producer and photographer. Living a life of radical naturalism and free expression, in both sexuality and art, she creates a mediated frame that gives a voyeur's view into her responsibly hedonistic world. She is a feisty New York Jew who now refuses to leave the redwoods of California. Her self-produced website NaughtyNatural.com took home a Feminist Porn Award in 2014. Tina Horn is a writer, educator, interdisciplinary media-maker, queer punk, and true karaoke believer. She produces and hosts "Why Are People Into That?!", a new podcast that demystifies desire. In 2010, she co-created, produced, and directed a project called QueerPorn.Tv, which won two Feminist Porn Awards and a Cinekink Award, in addition to being nominated for an AVN. Tina holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her writing has appeared in several Cleis Press anthologies, including Best Sex Writing 2015; she has also blogged for Vice, Nerve, Helix Queer Performance Network, Fleshbot and Gaga Stigmata, and published articles in The Believer, AORTA, and Whore! magazines. Over the past five years, Tina's workshops on dirty talk, sex worker self care, and spanking have been featured at a variety of international venues, including Good Vibrations, Perverts Put Out, Red Umbrella Diaries, UC Berkeley, Lesbian Sex Mafia, Dark Odyssey, and the Feminist Porn Conference at University of Toronto.