WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO PICK UP A CAMERA?
I guess I was about 8, and I didn't really understand until now that I’ve always been an incredibly visual person, or perhaps I should say connected I’m with my senses generally. It seemed absolutely miraculous I could use this little box to capture a slice of time, convey a mood, or imply a story even. For a people watcher and generally nostalgic kind of person this was the perfect medium, and ever since I’ve been obsessed.
WHAT PARTICULAR CHALLENGES DO YOU FACE WITH EROTIC PHOTOGRAPHY AS OPPOSED TO OTHER GENRES?
If we admit it or not, sexual imagery above any other type is so universally attractive to the human core.
Its so easy to create an image that satisfies on a superficial level, a quick fix. Much like eating a hamburger after a few beers. But somehow it leaves the soul still hollow. For me the tricky part is attempting to create an image creates storyline and sparks the imagination of the viewer so they can make it personal to them, and thus memorable.
DO YOU PREFER TO SHOOT WITH FILM OR DIGITAL?
I shoot digital, but I have all the time in the world for those who keep film alive, but I can’t avoid the benefits of versatility of a digital image. I find Holga fun though, just don’t tell the wife.
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN FETISH/BDSM?
I’m not sure it’s something you get interested in, I think it’s either always there and just gets coaxed out, or you simply not that kind of person. Personally it was the intensified visual and deep seated psychological stimulation associated with it. It made me horny too!
It embraces creativity and imagination, seems to reach a mental and physical craving at the same time, and hence the people associated with Fetish/BDSM are always multi-faceted, which of course I prefer.
DO YOU ENJOY FETISHISM/BDSM PLAY IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE, AND IF SO WHAT ARE YOU INTO?
Yes!! Blast that overbearing religious upbringing!! Yup quite a few things actually….cough!…..but I’m most comfortable and happiest declaring I've a profound case of foot fetishism but then gag myself and leave the rest for your imaginations.
DO YOU THINK PINUP AND FETISH ARE BECOMING PART OF THE MAINSTREAM CULTURE?
It’s hard for me to be objective since I’m seeking out alternative models and fetish models all the time at the moment and associate more than average in that side of culture.
I’d suggest yes, there are definitely more people seeking less mainstream ways of life, and the more media has begun to recognize that. It’s almost acceptable to be alternative, which makes you wonder if being vanilla will become the new subversive with us calling the neighbors dirty perverts for being caught in their paisley PJ’s.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
Naturally I fancy myself as a bit of a poet on the side, but photography seems to be such a huge area to explore still and it’s keeping me creatively happy with all its styles and genres and also technique,.. from contemporary to antique.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
The kind that makes the hair stand up on my neck, and sing outrageously in the car generally startling other road users. You should hear my “sex on fire”,… no really you should!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
This is one crazy web dating site!!! Errrm walks in the countryside, historic houses, pub lunches, cosy nights in with a bottle of wine and a dvd…….oh and chaining up latex clad ink models in abandoned mental asylums mostly.
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