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SuicideGirls: Hard Girls, Soft Light
Tats, garters and brazen confidence in a photographic look at the underground movement
by CH Contributor
on 06 March 2013

by Tara Fraser

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While pin-up girls have been around in some form for more than 100 years, the duo behind SuicideGirls paved their way onto the scene in 2001 by taking an alternative approach to mainstream notions of beauty. These days SuicideGirls are known internationally through their highly trafficked online hub, which celebrates unapologetic and daringly different women. The community organization has once again taken a risk by shining a new, gentle light on their doughty darlings in "SuicideGirls: Hard girls, Soft light."

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The concept for the book takes the British slang term "Hard"—used to describe a tough, unyielding individual—and brings in a dash of vulnerability with well-lit compositions. Staying true to the ideals of SuicideGirls, these voluptuous vixens peel away their armor to allow the audience a glimpse of them off the photo set. In their natural setting, the girls share dreams, ambitions and the pride of taking part in their celebrated community.

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We're always fans of those who dare to let their freak flag fly and opinions be heard, so we applaud the SuicideGirls for dimming the lights, baring it all and leaving us wanting more.

"Suicide Girls: Hard Girls, Soft Light" is available on Amazon and from SuicideGirls.

Images of the book by James Thorne

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