Los Angeles-based producer a.k.a. skips, formerly known as Ducky, has unveiled his debut photography book, offering an intimate exploration of queer identity and self-acceptance.
Titled “i want to rest and be held by someone who loves me,” the book represents the producer’s most personal project to date. CK Neiman, the real name behind a.k.a. skips, describes it as an invitation for readers to step inside his life, to feel the emotions and establish a connection.
“This is not just my story as an addict, or an artist, or a queer and trans person. This is my story as a human, trying to find where I fit in the world,” shares Neiman.
The autobiographical book will be showcased at the SF Art Book Fair from July 14 to 16 and at the LA Art Book Fair from August 10 to 13.
“I want to rest and be held by someone who loves me” delves deep into Neiman’s personal life as a trans producer, photographer, painter, and tattoo artist based in downtown LA. The collection of photos spans Neiman’s life from the ages of 17 to 30, taking readers on a visual journey through experiences of addiction, sobriety, depression, and gender dysphoria.
Additionally, the book captures the transition from Neiman’s previous alias, Ducky, which was retired in 2021, to the new rave-focused persona of a.k.a. skips, which was introduced earlier this year after a two-year hiatus for a private transition.
This photography book follows a recent painting display by a.k.a. skips at the La Luz De Jesus art gallery in Los Angeles, which will be running until August 28.
Written by: Artificial Intelligence Technology