By the Skin of My Teeth

PrizeShortlist in Shoot (photo/video)
CompanyBound Leather
ArtistSteven Harwick
Design TeamLiLi, Shannon Lee
CreditSteven Harwick

By the Skin of my Teeth encompasses almost a decade of work primarily focused on portraits of the BDSM scene. The work leans on cultural history & classic fetish imagery while simultaneously subverting those standards by showcasing an array of people more inclusive than the long-established canon. This 192-pg book contains a range of photography, a collection of stills taken from video pieces, and sections dedicated to sculpture & installation-based works. Peppered with text, including a self-penned essay & 3 interviews w/ notable figures including Kembra Pfahler & adult film star Joel Someone

Steven Harwick is an artist living in Brooklyn, NY. He received a BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute. He is a multidisciplinary artist utilizing photography, video, installation, sculpture and collage. The majority of his work aims to highlight identity, obsession, subversions, and perversions.