The pages are shades of gray, folded and stapled in the center. They beckon with a rebel yell from the shelves of local shops like Wholly Craft and What the Rock?!, looking like something you might've bought at a high-school rock show.

The pages are shades of gray, folded and stapled in the center. They beckon with a rebel yell from the shelves of local shops like Wholly Craft and What the Rock?!, looking like something you might've bought at a high-school rock show.

With Nudiezine, though, rough-and-tumble appearance is only half the story.

Inside the front cover of the current issue - which shows a naked woman standing in a forest - you'll find fan fiction, interviews, a word search, a mixtape track list and a craft corner mixed in with mature, artistic photo sets.

The latest project from photographer and music blogger Aaron Driggers has combined the grab-bag approach of vintage Playboy and punk's DIY ethos into a publication that's making waves around Columbus and on Etsy.

"It's really fun," Driggers said from his home in Harrison West. "It's this whole do-it-yourself, indie, handmade thing that I was able to find my place with my photography."

It's allowed him to branch out from his Tsururadio blog, which has built a following with in-your-face hilarity, song lyrics and MP3 posts. Through it, he's also discovered a way to meld his love for photography, music, food, crafts and spontaneous thoughts.

"I wanted something real," Driggers said. "I love vinyl. I love Polaroids. I love things that you can actually hold."

During the day, Driggers works as a local fashion retailer - using a chemistry degree and mad personal style to develop new fabrics for designers. His publication is another venue where diverse interests say hello and fool around in a coat closet.

"I like trying new things, and I like seeing what happens," he explained. "I like failing. I failed at so many things online. I've learned so much from all the things I've screwed up on."

He plans to continue publishing regular issues. Because his day job pays the bills, he's not looking to turn a profit. Instead he hopes to involve as many friends as possible.

"I want to keep the community vibe going," he said. "There are thousands of people who actually communicate with me. How can I get them involved and create something that's different? I think people like that."

Some will balk at the photos in Nudiezine, which feature fully naked models in scenes that are artsy but assertive. Mostly, though, the mag thrives on being delightfully rough around the edges, random like your epic drinking buddy.

"Some people say my stuff has got this imperfect perfectness about it," he said. "The shoots are very organic. We make a lot of mistakes. We're just having fun and celebrating all of our weirdness and imperfections."