About Loaded Hips Press
Loaded Hips started as a zine about French pop stars and friends who made clothes. The name came together after I saw a billboard featuring an under-aged girl seductively swaying in leather pants, whose face had been cropped so that you couldn't see her eyes. It became an annoying part of my day to see this billboard, so I decided to take back the power of the female form. The driving force behind my creative process is to care about what image you project unto the world, and what images you select to appreciate.
About Shannon Buck:
I grew up in a swamp in the South, sheltered by AC and cable tv reruns of Gidget, Bewitched, and I Dream of Genie. I became a member of the Independent Publishing Resource Center, volunteering sporadically. Fed up with collating and copying, I discovered that carving into linoleum and waiting for an etching plate to burn was better meditation.
The masters at Stumptown Printers taught me everything I know about letterpress. I make postcards using linoleum and print them on a C&P letterpress. I also paint, but can't stop making the cards. I was told that I had to choose between the two either you're a fine artist or you're "crafty" what do you think?
My work is heavily inspired by nostalgia, both real and imagined. My studio is 60s girl group powered.