India’s Gaze On Women: Priyanka Shah

It’s hard to be a woman in India. From birth many suffer the consequence of gender hierarchy, where baby boys take the top spot in many families as they are considered both good luck and a blessing. As a female you’re at a disadvantage in society before you’ve even started your life. With a more...

Heather Glazzard Is Reclaiming Exposed Female Bodies

My work has always massively focused on pulling a vulnerable side out of queer women weather it’s through a fashion shoot or a documentary portrait sitting or a bit of both. there’s this idea that by being exposed it allows you to become very vulnerable. Exposure can be done through many ways, in this one I chose...

The Performance Artist Exorcizing Her Demons On Stage

Celeste XXX is something that I have created as a rebellion towards conventional views of art, music, and the female form. XXX meaning sexually explicit or provocative content XXX meaning poison “punk” does not have to have a distorted fast pace guitar and angry vocals and pop does not have to be a mainstream thing....

Femmes Omitted: Nellie Bly: The Girl Puzzle

As women, we know the feeling of outrage when our entire existence is reduced to archetypal gender norms: a man telling you to get back to the kitchen, to smile as if you exist for his gratification only, what you can and can’t do with your own body. That outrage, and that fire, is the...

Cruise Through This Artist’s Neon Paradise

In a city inundated with neon signs and partially functioning LED lights, their presence can often feel hackneyed. LA artist Ginger Q. knows this. Yet, that doesn’t deter her from the versatile and appealing medium that is neon; it intrigues her. In her most recent solo show, entitled Flip It N’ Reverse It, Ginger explored...

Not Yours

Not Yours is an interpretation of femininity and the unattainable ideals imposed upon women. Using the untraditional medium of 3D, my images aim to scrutinise the role of the internet and its desire to be aesthetically perfect. Through whimsical colour and texture, Bambi moulds glamorous dreamscapes and scenarios. 3D art: Bambi Kirschner

Just, Our Girls

Who are the girls you see? Pure, dolls colored pink, white dress with lace, unicorn, quiet, shy, obey… Who are they? In here, only ‘our’ girls exist. Just, ‘our’ girls stand in front of you. An insight on the women doing ‘unconventional’ jobs for our gender by illustrator by Handi Kim

The Callousness Of A Casual Cocaine Habit

I’m sure many of us have lost count of the number of times we’ve had a few drinks and suddenly fancied the white stuff. It first occurs at the start of a house party when riding that early gin fuelled wave of social excitement and expectation. But as we always inevitably discover, it will only...

SACROSANCT

I have always found solace in intimate moments alone or with a girlfriend in our rooms, it’s a strong part of what makes up me, and I wanted to display this closeness through my images. Most of my time as a teenager has been spent in scenes like this one. I wanted to portray something...

Computer Magic, Ordinary Life Video Premiere

Polyester are proud to host the British premiere the video for Computer Magic’s newest video, Ordinary Life (Message From an A.I. Girlfriend.) Ordinary Life is a synthesis between a neon gilded sci-fi universe and a raw feminist display of confidence and sexuality. Delving into the inevitable development of Artificial Intelligence and their sentience – Computer Magic...

A Call For Diversity

All photos are self-portraits. I do the whole process by myself. The production, styling, makeup, set up of the space (usually my room), composition, and everything else. I get to learn from different fields and it lets me have more control over what I’m looking for. And then I ask my husband to press the...

Picasso 1932: The Master And Misogynist

Before entering the Picasso 1932 exhibition at the Tate Modern, I knew Picasso was a bit of a prick, and I knew that a look at ‘Love, Fame and Tragedy’ was going to display that in all its glory. But I also came with anticipation; I love modernist art and Picasso is a master, some...