QUEER BODY, QUEER SKIN, QUEER TATTOO

With over 50 international, queer tattoo artists included, along with extensive portraits, texts and images of all that the community has to offer, the Queer Tattoo book shows what tattooing truly is… an art.

THE SEASON OF LIGHT

There is something about the never ending days of the Scandinavian summer that confuses and calms the mind at the same time. Maybe it’s the immerse amount of light and illusion it creates, the illusion of having enough time. Photographer Massimo Leardini pictures capture ultimate beauty while releasing it back into the wild, into nature. In conversation with Container Love, Massimo told us about finding his tempo as an artist, how he works with nudes and why trusting nature can help each and everyone of us to discover wonderful things.

LIFE DOESN’T WAIT FOR ANYONE

Always ready for change – Spanish photographer prodigy Carlos Darder’s images set a brilliant, touching example on how one can relive memories in the long term. After falling in love with his new book, Corazón Salvaje, we asked Carlos to tell us about the way he thinks about time, composition and how he feels himself living and working in his new hometown-of-choice, Los Angeles.

EVERYTHING WILL BE OK

“If only I could come closer to you, maybe you would see how beautiful my construction of you is. Maybe you would then fall in love with this construction and finally with me, its creator” – Berlin-based photographer Santiago Perez is an artist of dualities. His new, gorgeous photobook, If Only I Could Come Closer To You, is a proper study on love relationships while it’s also a wonderful, visual poem about them. Santiago’s work is centred around all the different interpretations of what an amorous subject can be and how it feeds our imagination when it comes to finding someone special.

ON THE STREETS OF LOVE

There are times when one just runs out words to describe something of great importance. We’ve been fans of Florian Hetz following his career and this is why we are very excited and also confident to say that his brand new photobook, AIKO is here to take his art to the next level. A photo diary in which nudes merge with the wonder of natural beauty and the mysterious loneliness of the pandemic, an absolute treat for anyone who’s feeling lost in these strange times.

OUR FIRST LAST TIME TOGETHER

Tales of a summer that has never happened, tales of a love that never fades away - the pandemic has left its marks on everyone’s life, but photographer Robert Tennent is one of the very few who was able to transform his lockdown-limbo into something extraordinary. His new photobook I'M GOING TO MISS YOU is oh so much more than a hardcover collection of pictures shot during the pandemic on 35mm film in New Zealand: it’s an ode to the rare moments when life feels light and easy.

MAKE ME, HAVE ME

One thing is for certain, we love art in all shapes and forms, especially when it’s so fresh, so brave and electric like the Pineapple magazine. We’ve been waiting for months for the new issue to come out and boy was it worth it. The PNPPL zine 06 features in total 14 artists, photographers from all around the globe, from Argentina to New Zealand. And yes, it’s not only gorgeous looking, but one thick book with 150 pages of the unquestionably naked truth.

NO TEARS FOR LOVERS

Facing genuine intimacy is always a different experience and going through renowned british photographer Stuart Sandford’s new photobook is no exception. THE BEST WAY TO LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IS IN BED is erotic, yet gentle, carefully composed yet absolutely natural. By demystifying nudity he creates a world in which emotions are running wild, making us feel free at last but also reminding us: we all are vulnerable to the elements of love.

BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! GOES MAGAZINE

BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! goes magazine. And we love it! We had a little chat with founder and director Ghislain Pascal from THE LITTLE BLACK GALLERY and asked him to tell us a little more about the project. Get a first glimpse at the magazine here. And then go get it! 

THE QUIET NEXT TO THE LOUD

If you google the keyword honesty, it describes a quality of always telling the truth. Or in other words, not telling the untruth in any form. One who shows us how to capture this quality and what it feels like to be true and not hide is photographer Spyros Rennt. We had a little interview with him and talked about his new book LUST SURRENDER.

THE CITY IS A CHOREOGRAPHY

Everything is in constant motion. Things do not remain for eternity. People come and go. Buildings come and go. Cities come and go. Change is good - mostly. Amsterdam based photographer Melissa Schriek has faced this constant change. In her book THE CITY IS A CHOREOGRAPHY she explores the city and the relationship to their residents.

NEW QUEER PHOTOGRAPHY

NEW QUEER PHOTOGRAPHY is a new book edited by Benjamin Wolbergs and published by Verlag Kettler. It presents a contemporary collection of queer and gay photography and features more than 40 queer and gay photographers from all over the world.

THE ALL-AMERICAN BOOK

Andrew Kung, born in San Francisco and based in Brooklyn, NY, is a photographer who, through his images, aims to portray and celebrate Asian American beauty as a normalized beauty. In his first fashion, narrative photo book, THE ALL-AMERICAN, he aimed to redefine what it meant to be masculine and American in the context of the desexualized Asian man.

MAYBE WITH A BIT OF POETRY

Chloe Rosser is a photographer living in London. In her series FORM & FUNCTION, Chloe transforms the body into fleshy sculptures that allow her and us to look at the human body differently. We had a few questions about the project and about Chloe's work in general.

BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!

BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! is a new book edited by Ghislain Pascal and published by teNeues and Mendo. It presents a contemporary collection of queer and gay photography, full of variety, power and intensity. It features more than 50 queer and gay photographers from 20 countries.