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.
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.
Founder/Editor in Chief
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