This was the first set that Goddess Sieva and I did when she visited recently. She was kind enough to let me pick her outfit for this set and I really wanted to feature her legs, feet and… well frankly, her ass.
That funky couch was perfect to pose on, but the colors of the couch and the floor were going to compete with what I wanted you to focus on so lit her with a spotlight. Thanks to Vanilla Wilson for handholding the light and directing it where I wanted it.
I designed this set to be a favorite of her fans who liked stockings, high heels and g-strings. Tell me what you think!
If you’re interested in seeing more of Goddess Sieva, check back here because I still have a couple of sets to share. You can also meet her on Facebook.
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The title of this set comes from the lizard in the photos. As it turns out, Foosh was a bit of a ham. I’d swear that lizard was posing for me. He often turned toward me and then stood still until I snapped the shot. That lizard is a star!
If you’re wondering why Foosh looks so familiar with model Fawn Marie, it’s because Foosh is her pet. Feature Entertainer Fawn Marie is a perennial favorite with both me, as a photographer, and fans who can’t seem to get enough photos of her. She always turns in a great performance. You can check out her site for more information about her.
We had a lot of fun on this shoot and I think you can see that in the photos.
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Your day job is at risk if you are a fetish or nude model in your spare time. FOX 43 recently ran a story about fetish model Sarah Hunter who was fired from two jobs in two months. Hunter works in Pennsylvania, where it’s legal to fire an employee for just about any reason. She’s not alone though. Recently there have been a number of models who have lost their day job because they have peeled-off during off-hours, and it’s not just women who are getting the axe.
Even successful fetish models will seek day jobs for the security and the benefits. Only a handful of fetish models make enough money and consistently get enough gigs to live solely on modeling. Obviously some models also diversify into adult entertainment or perform peripheral activities like professional domination, to pay the bills.
Given the proliferation of sexting, consensual private videos, social sharing and hidden cameras, it’s hard to believe that anyone is completely free of something that could get them fired. That means that even if you’re not a professional model, your job could be at risk if those sexy photos you sent to your lover end up in the wrong hands.
Unfortunately, the law is largely on the side of most employers. You can always hire a lawyer and fight but in most cases it won’t be worth the time or money.
My advice, at the bare minimum (pun intended), should be to adopt a model persona and scrupulously separate that persona from your real online profiles. There are no guarantees of safety though and the internet is much smaller than you imagine.
Unless there is some legislation, or some sort of serious advocacy then this threat will continue to haunt both fetish models and anyone else that has potentially embarrassing material out there.
What do you think? Is there some recourse or resource that can help models out in this situation? Do you have a personal story to share? Please contact me directly at [email protected] or leave me a comment below.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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I’ve posted a lot of new photos since the last issue of FETISHWEEK!
I’m going to have some big announcements soon, so please visit over the next few weeks.
Pardon me, but I have to contend with a bit of an ass fetish, so I was instantly attracted to this interview with MaryJean. I think you can see why by the photo below. You might as well follow her on Twitter!
Enjoy the runway showcase of new designs from latex powerhouse Westward Bound in the video below.
I recently bought a Roku device and found Huffpost Live while looking for a streaming news alternative. If you’re not familiar with Huffpost Live they cover all kinds of interesting subjects via interviews and internet sources. Instead of the usual talking head political stuff you get on FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, etc. Huffpost Live gives you something more akin to a video version of NPR radio.
So, with that lengthy build-up I’d like to share with you a segment that deals with fetishes in a way that is (mostly) respectful and highly informative. The guest for this segment is Jesse Bering who has written a book titled Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us. They also welcome Susan Wright from the National Coalition of Sexual Freedom and someone who says that they have a spanking fetish.
I’m excited to see a serious segment of adult conversation on the topic of fetish and there’s a lot of good information and entertainment in the link below.
Uhmmm… if you have time to use your smartphone during sex, you’re not doing it right.
Read more: http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=169637
Skin Two Magazine is always on top of the best fetish events around the world and their recent post about the upcoming Miss Fetish Europe is a good example. Set near Amsterdam (of course) Miss Fetish Europe looks like the fetish event of the year!
The contestants are a Who’s Who list of the top fetish models in the world today and the list of judges are an amazing collection of the fetish world elite. I’d list all of these great people, but you should just go check it out.
I can’t tell you how much I’d love to go to this event (or be a judge… Holy Cats)! If you have a chance, you should go and be sure to tell me all about it. Take photos!
It should come as no surprise that those who are the quickest to tell you what to do, are also the biggest hypocrites when it comes to porn. I bet the NSA could confirm the same sort of figures for their American political counterparts.
Wow! We are definitely in the post “50 Shades” era now. The UK Daily Star reports that nearly two thirds of couples in Britain have at least tried handcuffs, blindfolds or whips to spice up their sex lives.
That’s easily the highest figure I’ve ever seen reported for kinky activities. It also has the distinction of making people who have tried BDSM the majority, which I’m sure will upset Pat Robertson.
Princess Zoe is a spokesmodel for Spanksticks so we got some great products to use and review. Princess Zoe and I did these promotional photos for Spanksticks and they have used them in social media outlets and created a poster using one of these images for their live appearances.
I’ll be reviewing the Complete Kit soon and you can look forward to a live review of these products on The Fetish Show!
I share tons of good stuff on Google+ if you want to stay in touch.
If you have toys, books or movies that are fetish-related and you’d like to get some more exposure for them, I do reviews and I can get some hot models to pose with your toys as well. We do reviews on The Fetish Show too.
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One of my best days of shooting produced this set. Shibari artist David Masters invited me to the MRP Gallery in Kansas City, to do a day-long series of shoots with four models, two rope bondage experts (David Masters and Manator) and me doing the photography.
In this set is professional dominatrix Princess Zoe and fetish model Miranda. The models hit it off right away, which is always the key to getting great photos. Miranda was new to this genre and Princess Zoe did a wonderful job of making her feel comfortable and coaching her through the photos.
The result is the set you see below. Photos from this set were featured in several articles, a poster and at my Candychrome solo-show that was at the same gallery where I shot the photos!
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Here’s another set with Goddess Sieva that was taken earlier this year.
This was the final set we took after a long weekend of shooting. Typically the more you shoot with a model the better the photos get and I really liked what we got with this set.
We even took some photos of her slinging that flogger directly at the camera a few times. You never know what you’re going to get, but I love playing around and she was a good sport.
I think Goddess Sieva looks particularly hot in this outfit. She reminded me of “Agent 99″ in this catsuit which is how I came up with the name of the set.
If you want to keep up with Goddess Sieva, you can friend her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dom.sieva
Come to think of it, you can friend me on Facebook or follow my Dirk Hooper Photography page as well. I love meeting new friends!
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Surprise! The NSA is Spying on Your Sex Life
The Wall Street Journal reports, that among the other violations of our civil rights, NSA agents are guilty of spying on the electronic correspondence of spouses and lovers. Termed LOVEINT by the NSA, or love intelligence, they are part of the over 3000 instances of civil rights violations reported over a one-year period.
Most of the reported violations are actually from self-reported cases, through polygraph tests or interviews. For those of you playing the home game, that means we only know about a small fraction of actual violations.
I choose to not get too political on FETISHWEEK, but I will always point out violations of our civil rights. What we have learned over the past few months about the collection of data by the NSA should shock, repulse and scare you.
The United States government is not just spying on terrorists. The NSA and other agencies are mass-collecting, storing and viewing emails, text messages, phone call records and correspondence on all social networking sites in the United States and around the world. Your innocence is not a shield. You are being watched.
You don’t have to be a terrorist, drug-dealer or even a political rival of whoever is in charge. Low-level technocrats have access to your private life (including your late night sexting and nude photos you send to lovers) and the true scope of the violations is unknown.
The government has taken a law passed after September 11, 2001 and broadly used the language to justify violating the fourth amendment of the constitution. Our rights are being violated under the illusion of protecting us against terrorism. The problem with allowing any government to openly violate our right to privacy is that it has been proven, in every case, that they can’t be trusted. You can’t give them the benefit of the doubt because history, even recent history, has proven government to be untrustworthy. Even in the hands of good people, these tools have been abused. In the hands of bad people these tools can be used to control you.
Obviously, privacy violations affect everyone, but if you’re a member of the BDSM or fetish community, you should be doubly concerned with faceless government agents poking into your correspondence. Your private sex life can be used to threaten your job, discredit you or even put you in jail.
You should be aware of your rights and how they are being violated. I would also advise you to see how your political representatives stand on this subject and vote accordingly.
Please contact me directly at [email protected] or leave me a comment below.
Monday, September 02, 2013
I’ve just recently started working with fetish model Amy Lynn. The first set with the black background was our first test shoot and the second set was for my review of the Sex and Metal Taiwaz Flogger.
We’re in contact to do some more shoots soon and I’ve already got an idea that I’m going to talk to her about as soon as I post these sets.
Please leave your (respectful) comments about Amy Lynn below and check back here to see more soon!
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This set with Buck Angel is one of my all-time favorites. I had the opportunity to meet Buck when Princess Zoe and I did an interview with him for The Fetish Show a couple of years ago. We stayed in contact with Buck and he ended up coming to town to headline an event that Princess Zoe sponsored. While he was in town I had a chance to shoot with him at Princess Zoe’s house and you can see the photos here.
When I found out that we were going to be shooting together this was the concept I wanted to shoot the most. I don’t have to tell you that Buck’s in great shape, and it occurred to me that his build is similar to the marble statues that you see in Greece or Rome. I wanted to play off of that by bringing a marble column into the set and shooting Buck in a classic black and white series.
I used one very strong directional light to bring out his muscles and create as much drama as possible. Buck got the concept fully, and really gave me an amazing, evocative and varied set of poses. Let me tell you, Buck is easily one of the best models I’ve worked with. He brings his heart and soul to a shoot!
According to his website, Buck Angel was born a biological female and conquered a lifetime of adversity to undergo his transformation and become the healthy, happy, self-confident man he is today. I encourage you to check out his website and links below to learn more, but I can tell you from personal experience that Buck is an extraordinary man who is an incredibly positive and inspirational. His energy and message is powerful and universal.
Buck used a photo from this set for the cover of one of his movies recently. He also teased about making a poster from the set (I hope he does)!
Links to Buck Angel are below and the thumbnails for the “Pillar” set follow. Please click on the thumbs to see the full-size photos.
The Journey of Will blog recently explored the question of whether kinky people should date vanilla people. I have a few thoughts on this subject and hope you do too.
My experience has been definitive since I joined the BDSM community. Every time, without fail, that I have tried to date someone who was not kinky it has always been a waste of our time. No matter how interesting, accomplished or beautiful the woman was we just didn’t connect on what either of us needed to have a complete relationship. Additionally, I always felt like I was back in high school, forced to deal with all the questions and insecurities I had when I was a teenager.
When I talk to someone who is merely interested in BDSM, I always warn them that once you take the step into kink, it is very difficult to go back to being vanilla. A BDSM relationship has a level of honesty and intensity that is often lacking in a vanilla relationship. Roles and communication are a lot easier in BDSM. Obviously the sex is wilder, more diverse and emotionally charged.
It’s certainly possible to have all of those things with a vanilla relationship, but the climb is much steeper. Being vanilla has its advantages though. The dating pool is exceptionally larger when you’re vanilla. You don’t have to hide things from friends and relatives. You definitely spend less on toys and outfits to have sex! It’s much easier to get good advice from both friends and experts if you’re vanilla. You don’t have to struggle with what polite society thinks of your relationship either.
I’ve known a lot of people who get frustrated with their kinky partners and vow to leave BDSM forever, and invariably, they return to the community after a short break. I’m sure that there are plenty of people who have left kink and never returned, but I suspect that it would take an exceptional vanilla partner to keep you from missing BDSM. If you have a clinical fetish (like a foot fetish, for example) then totally leaving the kink community is nearly impossible. No matter how fantastic your partner is, you will always wish that you could have your fetish fulfilled.
There is so much frustration in a relationship where one partner is kinky and the other is vanilla. The kinky partner craves certain things and the vanilla partner gets needled endlessly to provide those things. Or worse, there is no communication at all. The kinky partner is silently frustrated and the vanilla partner has no reason why.
My solution has been to only date kinky women, or at least women who open-minded enough to try new things. That severely limits my dating pool and that’s a source of frustration on its own.
Do you think it’s possible to be kinky and have a fulfilling vanilla partner? If you’re kinky, could you walk away from BDSM for the right person? Do you have a story to share? I’d like to hear about your experiences.
Please contact me directly at [email protected] or leave me a comment below.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Recommended Podcasts for Kink and Power Exchange Relationships
Big thanks to Submissive Guide for listing The Fetish Show as one of their recommended podcasts. Princess Zoe and I are very proud to be included on their list!
Goddess Sieva in “Shine” by Fetish Photographer Dirk Hooper
Here’s another set of photos with Goddess Sieva from our recent shoot. This set features a latex outfit from Westward Bound that she bought specifically for the shoot!
Review: Sex and Metal Taiwaz T-Bar Flogger
Sex and Metal sent me a new flogger to review. I put it to the test and give you the scoop. Plus you can see some hot photos of fetish model Amy Lynn, who posed with the flogger!
I’ve probably mentioned Adrianne Curry many times before in FETISHWEEK. I can’t help it. She is the nexus between leggy supermodels and kinky cosplayer, so please excuse me.
Fortunately VH1 had the good sense to commemorate her birthday with a slideshow of some of her best cosplay outfits over the years. If you like the teaser photos above, then more awaits at the link below!
The dating site SeekingArrangement.com has conducted a survey that concludes that the kinkiest city in the United States is… Phoenix, followed closely by San Francisco and Detroit.
I can’t imagine this was a survey conducted with scientific precision, but it’s an interesting result. Is it possible that Phoenix Arizona is more “kinky” than San Francisco, or New York, or Oklahoma City? (Okay, it’s almost definitely more kinky than OKC… believe me!)
Which city do you think is the kinkiest in the United States? Let your freak flag fly and defend your city in the comments below.
Locondo, a Japanese shoe retailer is running a contest to find out who has the prettiest feet. If you’re into shoes or have a foot fetish, you should know that there are 120 models who are in the running to be Japan’s Next Top Foot Model, and that voting will run until August 26th.
Kinky.com recently published a photo of a cheesy piece of BDSM-wear that was available through Sears.com. While that piece is not still available, I did find a couple more items that go far beyond anything I ever used to see in the Sears catalog.
Yes, it inspires a few giggles from those of us who used to get the Sears catalog and never imagined anything even remotely like this being available. However, it suggests another couple of things too.
The fact that Sears offers these BDSM items says simply that they make money for the company and that there is no longer a moral backlash for carrying stuff like this. That’s a positive thing for the BDSM community.
Women, what’s better for your brain, a crossword puzzle or an orgasm? According to a study at Rutgers, an orgasm is what the doctor ordered. Incidentally, for those interested in BDSM, they also discovered that orgasms inhibit pain… but we already knew that, didn’t we?
That also kills the “I have a headache” excuse, too.
Read more: http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=167153
What easily qualifies as my favorite story of the week is Fox News reporting that the terrorists at Guantanamo Bay detention camp request 50 Shades of Grey more often than the Koran!
Yes, this is exceptionally hypocritical of devout Muslims. Yes, there is a serious question of whether we should be supplying prisoners with erotica. Yes, 50 Shades of Grey is a terrible example of BDSM. But how can you not laugh when you imagine hardcore terrorists reading romance novels?