This set comes with a cautionary tale. These photos with Jade are from a few years ago and these tagged versions are the only ones that exist. I haven’t posted them prior to now because I’ve been looking for the full-size RAW files (the digital negatives).
Two years ago my computer crashed, and took two hard drives with it. I lost about two years of new work in the blink of an eye. I still had older stuff that I had archived, but I lost some good sets.
If you have important files on your computer, take some time to figure out a plan to backup your files and implement it immediately. I’ll write an article on this subject soon.
So, back to Jade…
I had this cheerleader uniform that was a great combination of cute and edgy. I knew Jade had the look and attitude to pull off both cute and edgy at the same time so she was a perfect fit.
I chose glamour lighting and combined it with that pink gel in the background. It was Jade’s idea to wear the boots with this outfit and that was perfect.
By the way, Jade has dark hair now and I’ll be shooting with her again very soon.
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Having a model as a close friend certainly pays off. Earlier this month we had a couple of days with heavy late night fog. I do a style of night photos I call Dreamscape, and I knew the fog would really pay off in the background. With less than two hours notice Princess Zoe got ready and we headed out for an evening shoot.
These photos were taken in Oklahoma City near the new Skydance Bridge and further downtown near Automobile Alley. Princess Zoe found a great dress that she bought in Greece and toughed it out in 30 degree weather. In fact, I was ready to pack it in early and she wanted to keep going because we were getting such great photos.
I did a few technical tweaks with this set of Dreamscape photos and they are the best results I’ve ever achieved at night. If you’re interested in having Dreamscape photos taken of you please visit my professional photography page.
I know you want to see more of Princess Zoe and she has a new Facebook Page. Go Like her page and tell her Dirk sent you!
Finally, we have another set of photos from this evening that I’ll be working soon. The fog came in very heavy after midnight and the result was really wild. I’ll be sharing those photos soon.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment below.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Read more: http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=169451
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.
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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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