Friday, March 31, 2006

Bob Carlos Clarke 1950-2006

Bob Carlos Clarke & Steve Diet Goedde, 2003
It was 1985, and I had just moved to Chicago from St. Louis. I was at Rizzoli's bookstore in Watertower Place for Richard Avedon's signing of In the American West. It was there that I first saw Bob Carlos Clarke's book The Dark Summer. I had already had an interest in fetishism but had not yet incorporated it into my photography. Being introduced to Bob's work proved to me that fetish photography COULD be done with aestetically pleasing results. Although I wouldn't start taking fetish-themed photos for another five years, Bob's work definitely gave me the artistic courage to do what I'm known for today. Thanks Bob.

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Stockroom KinkWire Forum

Adriana Sage, Los Angeles 2006
As a lot of you know, I'm heavily involved with JT's Stockroom. I've been working with them for over 8 years now. They're a great company run by really wonderful people. They are truly like a family to me. Recently they launched the new Stockroom website in addition to the Stockroom KinkWire Forum. I am a 'celebrity' moderator there in addition to Midori, KumiMonster, Violet Blue, and Lucky Lana. There are many topics of discussion there including art, fetish, bdsm, events, etc. Please explore, join, and contribute!

Friday, March 3, 2006

Lost Roll of Kilobytes

In the old days I'd occasionally run across an odd roll of film in a drawer. I'd then have it processed only to find some real treasures on it. The new equivalent is finding a tucked away folder on a hard drive of a shoot that you forget about. That's what happened when I found this pic (amongst others) that Ivy Red and I shot back in 2002.