Statement from Daddy Issues–
Daddy Issues started as a small dance party in a sweaty basement club in East London in June 2016 and has now grown into a full on international queer brand.
Founders OLLYWOOD and Borja Peña now manage the brand from opposite sides of the world. Borja running the parties in London (in a larger venue) and Madrid and OLLYWOOD looking after Los Angeles, San francisco and “pop ups” soon in New York (April 29th), Mexico and Chicago.
Our extremely popular branding by Instagram superstar and artist @heyrooney has spawned an extremely popular apparel merchandise line which now has x9 designs of Tees, hats and swimwear. All available online at www.daddyissueslondon.com .
Last November we launched our first venture into print media by releasing Issue 1 of the Daddy Issues Zine. This was a collaboration with photographer Christopher Sherman and Pure for Men. The full colour NSFW, 52-page pocket size zine was a limited edition, collectible ode to the beauty of a diverse range of men. Proving sexy comes in all shapes and sizes and colors. ISSUE 2: Our second issue is entitled Meet Me In The Flesh; a collaboration with Fleshjack. The issue is 84 pages of NSFW queer art and photography. The zine is made up of 22 different photo stories from all over the world.
We have stories shot in Australia, India, Paris, London, New York, Canada and Madrid. Aesthetically Inspired by gentlemen’s magazines from the 70’s and 80’s, our zines mission is to create an extremely sex positive platform that gives artists and models a platform to create work that is uncensored, inclusive, diverse and celebrates all different kinds of queer subjects, juxtaposing masculinity and femininity in true Daddy Issues style.
Our Spring cover star is rapper, actor and Love & Hip Hop star Milan Christopher photographed by Josh Paul Thomas.
We live in an age where a lot of the relationships we have with people we call friends, co-workers, in some case lovers are purely digital and we may never actually meet them in the flesh. The title of the issue was inspired by the idea of the model and photographer meeting for the first time and sharing the experience of shooting nude.
Daddy Issues is a brand that connects people in many ways; people meet at our parties, if you own a piece of our merchandise you are in our club. Now with the zine we are excited about this new “arm” to our brand and using it as another new way to connect our community all around the world.
Photographers and artists for this issue include.
JOSH PAUL THOMAS
LUCAS CASTRO PARDO
SCOTT RAMSAY KYLE
ELVIS DI FAZIO
LINK TO BUY: daddyissueslondon.com