This Is Meant To Hurt You Volume I

This Is Meant To Hurt You Volume I


This Is Meant To Hurt You is a publication that I created as a new and more ambitious outlet for my personal aesthetic, as well as to showcase the talents of some of the many people that inspire and challenge me. In turn, I hope to challenge my audience to re-imagine subjects that have been traditionally maligned by polite society, such as tattoos and fetishism, by presenting them through a refined and romantic lens.

During this yearlong project, I have worked to capture the idea of being young, cold, and beautiful by creating a visual representation for the emotional distance that results from rejecting intimacy for oneself while still idealizing romance. The result thus far is a bold and provocative aesthetic of stark visual and psychological contrasts to illustrate the essential tension between elegance and squalor, romance and loneliness.

With interviews with Jason Boyer, Daniel Albrigo, Tamara Santibañez and photography by Javier Betancourt. 

120 Pages
Perfect-bound paperback
12 inches x 9 inches
ISBN# 978-1-5136-0616-3

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