INTRODUCING TREATS! ISSUE 10

We are proud to present to you the 10th issue of treats!: The Art Issue.

In putting together an art issue, I started wondering about the ways that images have changed context in the digital era, both in their presentation and how we consume them. What would happen if we took the ephemeral—online snaps—and refracted it through the lens of classic print photography?

To that end, we chose to dedicate a large part of this issue to the models who have used digital media to establish or build their careers, women who’ve curated these amazing online portfolios that reflect their personalities and have earned them fans in the millions. Would they have created such an impact in the traditional sense? What would they look like given the freedom of an unrestricted photo spread? The result is treats! issue 10.

10 models. 10 photographers. 10 covers.

The idea was to take the models out of their online comfort zone and collaborate with the best photographers to create a style of imagery synonymous with treats!: sensual, sophisticated and unique. An artistic collaboration between the models and the photographers. Some of the covers are black-and-white, some color; some nude, some not.  Each is unique in its own way and a fitting complement to the others. This all ties into the features that comprise the art issue: the story of Peggy Guggenheim and her stunning collection of art, and Spencer Tunick, who creates indelible images of sometimes thousands of people volunteering to pose nude. I can certainly understand why he’s earned a God-like status in Chile.

So I hope you enjoy this issue, where everyone has a platform to express their “art”— from the vintage to the digital, whatever that may be. I’m just happy that we’re in a position to showcase all of it in the most artistic way possible. In print.

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Steve Shaw
Founder/Editor in Chief

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Sahara Ray by Frank W. Ockenfels 3 for treats! Issue 10

Sahara Ray by Frank W. Ockenfels 3

 

Rocky Barnes by David Bellemere for treats! issue 10

Rocky Barnes by David Bellemere

 

Jasmine Sanders by Tony Duran for treats! issue 10

Jasmine Sanders by Tony Duran

 

Ellie Gonsalves by Daniella Midenge for treats! issue 10

Ellie Gonsalves by Daniella Midenge

 

Rachel Cook by Robert Voltaire for treats! issue 10

Rachel Cook by Robert Voltaire

 

Anna Herrin by Ben Watts for treats! Issue 10

Anna Herrin by Ben Watts

 

Kristina Sheiter by Kesler Tran for treats! issue 10

Kristina Sheiter by Kesler Tran

 

Kate Harrison by Brian Bowen Smith for treats! issue 10

Kate Harrison by Brian Bowen Smith

 

Cassandra Dawn by Steve Shaw for treats! issue 10

Cassandra Dawn by Steve Shaw

 

Carmella Rose by Alvin Nguyen for treats! issue 10

Carmella Rose by Alvin Nguyen