Biography of Dirk Hooper

Dirk Hooper is an award-winning fetish photographer and fine artist, award-winning professional writer, professional illustrator, audio talent, award-winning podcasting producer and host (the Safeword Podcast, FETISHWEEK), journalist for the fetish community, BDSM mentor, and does adult personal branding, marketing, and social media consultation for Sexy Networking.

Dirk Hooper won Best Fetish Photographer at the 2019, 2018 and 2017 Fetish Awards in St. Petersburg Florida. As a fine artist, Hooper’s work has been exhibited in England, the Netherlands, Belgium, China, Thailand, and all over the United States. His artwork is part of the permanent collections of the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, The Patpong Museum in Bangkok, and the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago, Illinois.

Dirk Hooper’s work has been published in magazines like Skin Two, Von Gutenberg, Fet Erotica and Sinical Magazine. His work was published in the German hardcover art book Fetish Fantasies: The Best of International Fetish Photography. He has done artwork for bands, books, posters, packaging for a Japanese toy company, and the adult film industry.

Hooper has recently launched his own erotic art subscription service at and is selling kinky NFTs at and

Hooper’s articles have been published at Business Insider, Inc. Magazine, HuffPost, Slate Magazine, The Sporting News, MSN Sport, and Quartz. He won the Quora Top Writer award for three years. He has also been published as a comic writer, a poet, and performed numerous copywriting assignments for business and private clients. He has published his first erotic novel and is working on the sequel right now.

Dirk Hooper is the co-host and producer of The Safeword Podcast with Mistress Eva. He also currently does video interviews for DommeLinx. Dirk Hooper was the host and executive producer of The Fetish Show. Hooper has been podcasting since 2005 and has produced hundreds of hours of shows over several networks. He has done audiobook narration was for the Suzanne Steele novels Glazov and Expose.

Dirk Hooper does journalism, commentary, and advice for the BDSM and fetish community through FETISHWEEK articles, The Dirk Side Newsletter, and freelance writing for ASN Lifestyle Magazine, Kink Weekly, Kink-e Magazine, Madison Kink and others.

Hooper’s award-winning website, features a gallery of his art and photography, informational articles, interviews, and is the home of FETISHWEEK and his BDSM relationship articles titled Ask Dirk.

Hooper’s inspiration for his work is an extension of his interests and experience in the BDSM and fetish community. He is a BDSM mentor and has helped guide or train both dominants and submissives.

Hooper works as a consultant on personal branding, social networking, social media management, SEO, copywriting, design and marketing through his Sexy Networking business at