Beauty Papers


Beauty Papers, a creative biannual about the culture of beauty.

Issue Two. Movement

First came The Foundation Issue, then Plastic. 
Now the idea of Movement is under the particular Beauty Papers lens.

An act of the mind and imagination, a physical response or reflex, movement is a medium for  
change and challenge.

In the pages of Beauty Papers, movement is undone, exaggerated, exploded. Personal journeys punctuate the issue, in which collaborators such as Sam McKnight, Stéphane Marais, Lisa Butler and Christiaan describe what moves them, and the quietly observed freedoms that are in the beauty of everyday people are celebrated in Ben Hassett’s street photography.

 Derek Ridgers captures the protest we wear on our faces and bodies. The visceral force of nature that is ballet, performance is expressed in stories from Isamaya Ffrench and Tom Johnson, Laurence Ellis and the Royal Ballet’s Edward Watson. The beautiful complexity of Sergei Polunin is captured by Paul Maffi and the fantastical staccato of repetition is interpreted by Marton Perlaki.

 The joy of the moment, love and passion.

The tensions of race, gender, disruption.

Dreams are made and the classic definition of beauty is removed and challenged.

 The written word reminds us that we should move away from the culture of control and body obsession in an exclusive interview with Susie Orbach. And Rosemary Ferguson reports on health in a piece about poo.

 Ultimately this issue expresses that movement is freedom and that creative freedom is not static 
and is not a given. It is hard won and it is something that, as the richness and diversity of the stories remind us, we should fight for. 


Theo Adams, Claire Barrow, Marla Belt, Lisa Butler, Dario Catellani, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Christiaan, Clang, Grace Coddington, Aaron De Mey, Laurence Ellis, Rosemary Ferguson, Isamaya Ffrench, Pep Gay, James Gibbs, Molly Goddard, Inge Grognard, Ben Hassett, Tom Johnson, Kacper Kasprzyk, Benjamin Lennox, Maxine Leonard, Rudi Lewis, Paul Maffi, Stéphane Marais, Sam McKnight, Zanele Muholi, Susie Orbach, Dick Page, James Pecis, Marton Perlaki, Sergei Polunin, Benjamin Puckey, Derek Ridgers, The Royal Ballet, Ithai Schori, Holli Smith, Anna-Marie Solowij, Amy Troost and Edward Watson

Beauty Papers issue 1 also available - please add in the notes section if you require a particular cover. 

UK Cover Price £9.00

Frequency 2PA

Approx Weight 780gms

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