WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO PICK UP A CAMERA?
Old age Haha...no I guess what inspired me was simple. As I got older I could no longer be in front of the camera. I still enjoyed the work/fun so in order to keep the fantasy going moving behind the camera seemed a logical move to me.
WHAT PARTICULAR CHALLENGES DO YOU FACE WITH EROTIC PHOTOGRAPHY AS OPPOSED TO OTHER GENRES?
Well to be fair, outside of tourist type stuff I don’t do any other photography. But I would assume things like privacy and your surroundings are a bigger challenge in erotic work. You cannot just shoot that anywhere.
DO YOU PREFER TO SHOOT WITH FILM OR DIGITAL?
Digital by far. I need the instant gratification that you get from digital work.
YOU ALSO HAVE A SITE THAT SPECIALIZES IN SUPER HEROINES, CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT IT?
I was a comic book fan growing up. I read loads of comics and sci fi books etc as a young girl. I still do matter of fact. So it was really a no brainer for me as I love bondage, damsels in distress and super heroines. The site itself combines picture sets and video clips for members. The membership is $19.95 and we update weekly. I used to write stories to go along with the pictures but the recent crack down by the credit card companies forced em to simply stop writing as I could find no merchant willing to let me write stories. The site is campy, very amateurish. We all have a lot of fun shooting . Most of my costumes are eoriginal designs. I try and stay away from the main stream characters.
WHY DO YOU THINK SUPER HEROINES HAVE BECOME SUCH A POPULAR FETISH NOW?
My guess would be the success of the movies such as the Ironman franchise, Avengers, batman etc. They have all worked to make super hero's much more exposed to the masses. My site has been around since 2002 and the genre is much more popular now then ever.
YOU'RE THE HOST OF FETISHCON, HOW DID THAT EVENT COME TOGETHER?
To give a small history, in March of 2000, I along with some other friends promoted and hosted one of the very first fan orientated get togethers in Tampa, Florida. The initial dream of the show then gave birth to a full fledged four day fetish trade show, which we first held in 2001 in New York. Early in 2001 myself, and not long after Genesis Lynn moved to Connecticut and formed a partnership that has to this day stood the test of friendship and the trade show. For more info http://www.fetishcon.com/generalInfo_aboutFC.php
WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES OF PUTTING ON SUCH A LARGE AND POPULAR EVENT?
The challenges are there but not so many. The hardest part is always finding a hotel willing to host the event. More often then not we do get told no as they don’t want people like us etc. Once you have a hotel, which we do now and will be having out 7th con there this year, you have to start planning the event. You have to take into consideration peoples finances. You need a hotel adequate in size but as cheap as possible. Picking Guests of Honor, finding vendors and picking events all are both time consuming and a challenge. The general public as well has to be navigated. We get exposed on radio stations, newspapers and some TV news. Most come in with a somewhat preconceived negative idea but we have become good at working thru it. We enjoy a healthy relationship with our local medias. So it is a challenge but we have gotten pretty good at it as this year will be our 13th year doing Fetish Con.
WHAT CAN SOMEONE WHO HASN'T BEEN TO FETISHCON EXPECT WHEN THEY GET THERE?
This may be the most asked and toughest to answer question. Generally I tell people you will have the chance to mingle, meet both producers and models in the business. You will have a chance to have a lot of fun and party along side of these people. You will also have the chance to meet people who live a lot of fetish as a life style. BDSM and such. So the con is a great place to meet, network , shop and have generally a good time. People come from all over the world so we have a great mixture.
YOU ALSO MODEL, DO YOU FIND YOUR WORK ON ONE SIDE OF THE CAMERA INFLUENCES YOUR WORK ON THE OTHER?
Well I retired years ago from being in front of the camera. However I do find that it helps behind the camera because I understand what the girls understand how hard it is to hold a pose or stayed tied up etc. So I think it has helped me.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT FETISH MODELING?
For me it was always about the performing, being in front of people while living out my fantasies. Exhibitionism at its best I think. Its all very simple it turned me on to be in front of the camera.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
Super heroine costumes by far LOL. But I also enjoyed business suits, professional outfits. Sometimes lingerie is very sexy as well, classic stuff like stockings and garters and such.
DO YOU THINK PINUP AND FETISH ARE BECOMING PART OF THE MAINSTREAM CULTURE?
This is a hard one. Maybe the better question is do we want it to become main stream. I am not so sure being mainstream is good for us. But we do seem to be showing up in the mainstream more.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
No, I don't think so anyway.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
I am an old school head banger so I love metal very much.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
This is fun, a hobby of sorts. But when not doing this my hubby and I love to travel. We go on trips abroad all the time. I also enjoy reading and such.