CANDY Magazine

C★NDY is the first fashion magazine completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, crossdressing and androgyny in all their glory. A style magazine about fashion, art, culture, make-up, glamour, icons, amazing transformations and fun. Luis Venegas is the Creative Director, Editor and Publisher of Fanzine137, EY! Magateen, C?ndy, The Printed Dog and EY! Boy Collection. He is based in Spain and splits his time between Madrid and Barcelona. Since 2004, he has channeled his energies into publishing his three personal editorial projects. An independent self-published editor, Venegas' magazines -released as limited editions- are available only in selected shops, boutiques and bookstores around the world.

 

assume vivid astro focus

assume vivid astro focus (all lowercase) is comprised of Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson, Eli Sudbrack was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and, lives and works between São Paulo and New York. Christophe Hamaide-Pierson was born in Paris and lives and works in Paris. Work shown from their show at Suzanne Geiss Company in May 2014; The dichotomy is furthered by the exuberant features applied to the figures. avaf’s imagined trannies have kaleidoscopic skin, titanic breasts, and penises with minds of their own. They become extraordinary, mighty foils to the hyper-sexualized female figures advertised in porn magazines and Marvel comics.

"The images we use signify a fighting power. They’re characters of change, characters that remain powerful even though sometimes things have gone slightly wrong with them physically. Maybe they have too much silicone in their faces ... . Still, to us they are like contemporary goddesses fighting the status quo."