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Celestial Bodies is a new 60 page book featuring photographs and words created by Eleanor Hardwick, Rachel Hardwick and Chrissie White collaboratively over the course of 28 days together in 8 of America’s western states. The first edition (limited run of 100 self published copies) features a foiled cover, and each book comes with a handmade acetate insert, which the reader can rearrange between the pages, allowing them to interact with the book and create new layers of images. The book is designed by Jamie Shaw.

Celestial Bodies is a term used to describe bodies outside of the Earth’s atmosphere, such as planets, stars, moons and asteroids - and we felt it was also an appropriate way to describe the female nude, which features heavily throughout the book. The words that feature throughout the book were written and hand painted by Eleanor - and much like the photographs - they are a philosophical, emotional, political and environmental commentary on the relationship between our bodies and nature.

Read more about the project on Dazedi-D and The British Journal Of Photography.