As the Editor of Skin Two magazine until 2006, I worked with most of the world’s top fetish models and fetish photographers. I left the magazine with a track record of over two decades of creative involvement in high-end fetish publishing.
Continuing that tradition, in February 2007 I launched my own online fetish magazine, The Fetishistas. It combines the best features of pervy print mags, such as high quality journalism and photography, with all the benefits that the web offers.
In recent years, I have photographed many of the industry’s favourite models and performers at major international fetish events to accompany my reports of these events. But although event photo-reportage has become a significant aspect of what I do at The Fetishistas, most of my time is still spent on the publishing and editing side of things. The images you see here were all shot in clubs — I haven’t yet found the time for the kind of individual studio- or location-based model shoots that other ’togs here on MM specialise in.
But as a fetish ’zine editor/publisher, I do of course have very good reasons for being in contact with legitimate fetish modelling, MUA and photography talents. The Fetishistas’ aim is to give exposure both to new and established talents in fetish and related fields (such as retro pin-up, burlesque, gothic etc), so I’m happy to hear from anyone who feels they have an appropriate portfolio to show. But first, please read my criteria for submissions and friending below!
I am obviously happy to connect here with established fetish talents who already know me and want to keep in touch and keep me aware of their latest work. But I am also interested in giving exposure to promising fetish talents who have not yet made an impression on the established fetish press/fashion scene, wherever in the world they are located.
But I do expect your work to demonstrate a commitment to the fetish genre, which means having at least one good quality fetish shoot already in your portfolio. If you’re a fetish wannabe but your portfolio is entirely vanilla, or you’re still at the stage of doing amateur shoots with your partner, or you’re just ‘trying’ fetish to maybe raise your profile, you’re unlikely to get me interested. I need to see more evidence of your fetish sensibilities than that.
I apply the above criteria pretty stringently in my friending policy. If you send me a friend invite and I then see nothing in your profile or your photo gallery that suggests you have actually done any fetish work, I am unlikely to add you.
Fetish models, fetish photographers and other fetish or fetish-related talents who CAN provide such evidence are welcome to friend me and to send me details of where their work can be viewed, or send info and/or sample lo-res images direct to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a personal MySpace page at: www.myspace.com/tony_mitchell,
and The Fetishistas has its own ‘corporate’ MySpace page at: www.myspace.com/thefetishistas.
I am also on FaceBook as “Tony_Mitchell” (with an underscore) and we have a fan page there as “TheFetishistas” (with no space). I spend a lot of time on Facebook and post regular updates and newsletters about new Fetishistas content from our Facebook fan page, so do friend me on FB and join the fan page if you want to be alerted to everything as soon as it happens!
Thanks for your interest. Tony Mitchell (London, April 2010)