noun \ˈfe-tish also ˈfē-\ : a need or desire for an object, body part, or activity for sexual excitement
With the growing popularity of the novel, and soon to be released movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, I began to wonder about the development and attraction of fetishes. I knew that there was a whole subculture out there, but was much too reserved to explore. So I thought, “Let me read this series and find out what the craze is all about.” After completing the trilogy by E. L. James, my interest was piqued and I had to know more!
As an artist, I strive to embrace the beauty in the world around me. Surely there must be more to this than just what some deem “not normal.” So I set out to find that beauty for myself. When I met the models of this project, it was unknown that this was a part of their lives. Fortunately for me, I was able to cultivate new friendships which lead to images of which I am extremely proud.