SHOW & TELL
By Mark Velasquez
SHOW & TELL documents Mark Velasquez's beginnings as a model photographer in his small, conservative hometown on the central coast of California. This book covers more than four years, detailing work with his first amateur volunteers and the bonds he formed with them in order to create his unique photographic concepts. Part biography, part bar-room storytelling, these pages leave you eager to see what his future holds.
NSFW Issue 5: Hope
This fifth issue of NSFW Magazine is specially designed for the beginning of 2012, the theme being Hope. Brie Walsh gives us a personal take on the controversial Occupy Wall Street movement while men and women, ages 14-84, give their views on what the future may hold in their various lives. A Ph.D. candidate examines what it is to be a modern woman by way of the hope chest, and Sabrina Jones, also known as internet sensation Sexi Sabi, gives us her first hand account of being on the receiving end of infidelity and the strength it takes to move forward.
On the more humorous side of things, Hilary Underwood takes us through her hazy predictions for 2012 while Michael Velasquez unexpectedly becomes almost sweet in this issue's diatribe. Of course, all of this is illustrated by another fine set of images taken by your favorite photographer, Mark Velasquez.
We here at NSFW are excited about this first issue of our second year in publication and have nothing but hope for what is to come. Enjoy!
48 pages. Saddle stiched. 8 1/2 x 11 inches.