This issue of Hamam is not just dedicated to the freedom that comes with bathing, but also to vulnerability and openness — simply another way for us to let go. Let the water be a medium to allow yourself to be seen.
With an open mind and this issue in hand, consider the many ways we can let go, whether that’s through documentary photography of British naturists or an exploration into Japanese sento. Or contemplate lum, medicinal soaking in Tibet, and the impact of a communal footbath in Amsterdam.
Each story features illustrations, artwork, or photography. Every issue is 112 pages, printed on Munken Print White and UPM Finesse silk in Istanbul, Turkey, and available to be shipped worldwide. A limited number of each issue printed.
In This Issue:
Sweat Art in the Time of COVID-19
Recipes and Remedies: A Reflecting Ritual
To Thank the Waters for Their Healing Magic
Carolina Caldeira in conversation with Lindsey Westbrook
Young British Naturists
Contrast That Brings You Closer: Termas Geométricas
Who You Will Be Naked With
Rachel Walther on César Debargue
Absurdly Large and Out of Place
Routine Pleasures: Lust and Lather in Deep End
Riches of Embarrassment
Barry Sykes in conversation with Yvonne Billimore
The Center Is a Ghost
Em Kettner and Luis Estrada
The Way of the Schmeiss
The Benefits of Digesting Oneself
Soap Colloquium: Coming of Age in a Tub