Issue 21 of ACCLAIM sees us look at the theme of FRIENDS and uncover the friendships at the core of everything from art collectives to skate crews, business partners to frat houses, a man’s relationship with his automobile and a store owner’s relationship with their dog. We get to the bottom of what makes the partnerships tick and what the spirit of collaboration and working with others brings to contemporary creative culture. Our cover features the work of Brooklyn erotic photographer Ellen Stagg and her friends Justine Jolie and Ryan Keely.
Photographer Ellen Stagg
Artists Gary Panter and Todd James
Greg Selkoe of retail giant Karmaloop.com
Artists/designers Jeff Jank and Ben Marra
Dogs and their owners