Cat Cee – Dirty Little Secrets Artist #10

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Cat Cee is a local Portland Photographer and Artist.  Her erotic art work features mainly photos she has shot at her Portland Studio and then those photos have been manipulated digitally either using layers and layers of visual textures, and or digital brushes.  Her work can have a slightly story telling quality, and her goal is to have the images be evocative and sexy.  She sells her work locally and on Etsy under the name The Stairway Down at www.thestairwaydown.etsy.com

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Lady_Sucu_Bug – Dirty Little Secrets Artist #9

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Introducing: Lady_Sucu_Bug

20171224_025547Lady_Sucu_Bug has been a member of the local BDSM community in Boise Idaho for 8 years. She loves to be as involved in her community growth as possible. Lady_sucu_Bug is a diverse player who enjoys many forms of kink from Impact, ball busting and breath play to Fire cupping, needles and energy play. Most of Her time in the community is spent teaching classes occasionally at the monthly FemDom Social, leading the local switches discussion group, or volunteering to help with other events in her community. Her goal is to help make BDSM accepted as any other alternative lifestyle choice and to help educate people on how to enjoy this lifestyle in a safe sane and consensual way.
One of the ways she has expressed her kink side has been through her art. Using canvas and acrylic to show life through the eyes of a female identifying Top/ Domme has been one of her greatest joys. She paints for the love of it and tries to bring attention to the sensuality of the human form in its many diverse ways. She found that much of the erotic art she sees focuses on females with smaller frames. As such she tries to focus on all shapes and sizes of the human body including males and those with larger frames.  She says this of her goals, “I hope to help people see beauty and sensuality where they wouldn’t normally look for it. I like unique beauty and I can usually find it if I look for it.”

FerociousBlueCycad – Dirty Little Secrets Artist #8

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Introducing: FerociousBlueCycad

Artist FerociousBlueCycad, aka L. A. Iversen, has been creating photographic fine art with an emphasis on fetish, erotic and conceptual subject matter since 1995.  Iversen’s work embodies a collaborative process, promoting “co-authorship” to engage and empower artistic collaborators, in lieu of traditional “release” arrangements.  Iversen is also an advocate for the physical, “in-person” experience of original fine art; Iversen’s debut show “In>>sequential” took place in 2004, followed by “Creation Myth,” focusing on traditional darkroom work, in 2010.  Iversen participated in group shows “Blue Light in the Moonlight” in 2008, “Rope and Skin” in 2014 and the debut of Kinkfest’s “Dirty Little Secrets” fine art gallery in 2016.  As curator and advocate as well as artist, Iversen organized “Beheld” in 2012 and “Bemuse”–a collaborative art and poetry event–in 2013 and 2014, and helped found the Catalyst, a center for the promotion of sex-positive art, education and culture, in 2012.  Iversen’s work will next be on display at Kinkfest 2018.

Hooligan Lili – Dirty Little Secrets Artist #7

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Introducing: Hooligan Lili

herme_forPrintHooligan Lili is a Web professional who creates a variety of art in her free time. Her degree in Graphic Design and a list of favorite artists including Alberto Vargas, Alphonse Mucha, and Olivia De Berardinis influence Lili’s style.

Her work has been shown at Dirty Little Secrets Art Gallery, Gallery Sesso, Club Privata, Seattle Erotic Art Festival, and private clubs and coffee shops in the area. Her comic illustrations have been showcased in multiple San Diego Comic Con souvenir programs.

Lili has also donated work to a number of charity auctions including the Women of Wonder fund raising campaign, Twitter Art Exhibit, and the Portland Timbers Community Fund. A native to the Pacific Northwest, Lili currently resides in Portland, Oregon

You can see more of Lili’s art at: www.hooliganlili.com

M.Martinez – Dirty Little Secrets Artist #6

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Introducing: M.Martinez

Jaspeado Mundo. MMartinezPhoto1I would describe myself as a story driven photographer. I believe that the best photos occur, when you’re comfortable with the person behind the camera, so it’s always been important to me to know what story I’m telling with the images I capture.

As I’ve grown as an artist I’ve found my focus shifting more towards themed projects. Projects that are intentional and provocative. I want to highlight the bodies I see in the world, bodies that we claim as our own every day. My art projects are often meant to not only empower those I’m photographing, but to inspire the viewer as well. Body positivity, gender inclusiveness, and ethnic diversity are common themes in all of my photography projects.

At Kinkfest I’ll be showing a set from my series “Jaspeado Mundo, Variegated Art”. The project is about the beauty of people and features figurative images that focus on color, contrast, and shadow. Each model represents a feeling and is meant to signify strength, confidence, vulnerability, and arousal.

I find that people are surrounded by so many ideas, projections, and expectations in our culture. So, finding one’s own definition of beauty and learning the power in acceptance of self can be difficult when being contrasted against what one “ought” to be. The series was initially inspired after the 2016 presidential election. The United States experienced an out pour of hate towards women, the LGBT community, & people of color and as a Hispanic woman I suddenly felt immersed in a society that I didn’t visually see myself in. Jaspeado Mundo, is my way of showing the beauty of strength in people despite this hatred.

My sister was my first model because like me, she was also experiencing displacement in the society we live in. She would tell me about encounters where people would say the cruelest things to her, because of her skin tone, gender, body, and even her sexuality! Every story she told me, and every experience I had made me feel more and more like society that was adamantly rejecting those who didn’t fit it’s mold. Her set is called “Immersed” and began as it’s own project. I wanted to capture the grace and beauty of my sister while allowing her to feel confident in her skin.

I’ll be displaying 5 images from her set at Kinkfest with the remainder of the series set to be on display at Club Privata in July. I’ll also have 3 limited prints from my series curves in the Dirty Little Secrets art store. There are 5, 11×14 prints of each images available.

“Curves” is mini erotic photo series intended to focus on the subtle curves of people’s bodies and was on display at kf in 2016. The series was inspired by an outtake from the Littles in the Dungeon series. I found myself infatuated with the curvature of the models arm and the contrast of everything around it, as an artist I was drawn into the shadows and texture of her body. The image made me want to feature each figure in a unique way.

A picture can say so much, what do you want YOURS to say?
www.MmartinezPhoto.com

Dawn C. Davis – Dirty Little Secrets Artist #5

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Introducing: Dawn C. Davis

DSC_2915A long time ago in a land far away, Dawn started taking pictures…of sailboats and lonely park benches. The cost of film and developing became more than she could cover in a rising economy so her camera went into the closet. Fast forward to the age of digital photography and an amazing gift from her family one holiday, and once again she holds a camera in her hands. Dawn didn’t realize just how much a part of her was missing until she started snapping the shutter again.

She has a love affair with nature which is expressed in her flower portraits, as well as the occasional bee or butterfly. She has an intense desire to capture the intrinsic value of the flower especially when photographed in the wet weather of the Pacific Northwest. Her fans like to call these photos her Flower Porn.

Her vision has grown to encompass working with models and she believes that the human body is the most sacred landscape we have available. Capturing and displaying it in all its diversity is her ongoing passion. Her models are everyday people learning to accept themselves and amazed at their own beauty. Dawn feels strongly about assisting them in this endeavor and feels their trust in her is precious. With the use of her camera, she has assisted several individuals through intensely personal and sometimes difficult transitions; including self-shame of body, post-surgical sex transitions, before and after shots from radical mastectomy due to cancer, and other life-changing experiences.

Dawn also enjoys giving her models various objects to interact with to see what they come up with. The outcome is often surprising, alluring, and sometimes emotional. She feels strongly that her art is not possible without the wonderful interaction between herself as the photographer and the varied and interesting people that grace her lens.

Enjoy more of Dawn’s work at these websites:

https://dawncdavis.smugmug.com/

https://500px.com/pictgirl93

CRD Larson – Dirty Little Secrets Artist #4

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Introducing: CRD Larson

crd_larson_c+e erotic abstract cunnilingus lesbian acrylic pop art paintingCRD Larson resides in the Pacific Northwest creating erotic pop art, primarily acrylic on canvas paintings. Much of his work explores on intimate cropped compositions; bold, bright color blocking; and/or original lingerie and cosplay design. An emerging artist, Larson’s foray into erotica began in earnest when, sometime around 2014, he read Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s 1964 quote regarding pornography, “I’ll know it when I see it.” To Larson, Justice Stewart’s statement (that the boundary between art and obscenity is entirely subjective) served as a launching point for creating artworks which collectively search for that elusive and endlessly ambiguous line between culture and smut.
 
Beginning in November, 2016, Larson sought out venues across the country to showcase his work.  Throughout 2017, his work was shown in cities such as Seattle (twice), Chicago, Oakland, and Los Angeles.  He travelled to and displayed art at events like Sexcon, Nudes A Poppin,’ and Adultcon, and had pieces accepted into juried art exhibitions such as the Seattle Erotic Art Festival (2017), Failed Films (2017), and the Dirty Show (Detroit, 2018).  Encouraged by his experiences in the past year, Larson is applying to even more erotic exhibitions and festivals, and is seeking to have some of paintings exhibited internationally.
In his free time, CRD Larson enjoys scotch, bourbon, and striving towards making professional quality pizza at home.  He is skeptical of social media and the “internet of things,” and is currently shopping around for the finest in tinfoil hats.

BesottedBunny – Dirty Little Secrets Artist #3

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Introducing: BesottedBunny

BesottedBunnyworksampleI spent my youth studying Japanese history and much of my art reflects the influences of sumi-e (a sort of monochrome watercolor). In particular, sumi-e taught me an appreciation for the expressive beauty of suggestion, lines of ink that are minimalist yet emotive. In my own work this style of painting often lent itself to a kind of raw emotiveness and it quickly became the medium in which I felt most free. Yet at the time it demanded a painstaking degree of control in order to articulate and I learned that I needed to be comfortable shifting between the careful and deliberate and the rough and violent. Truly, I think it was the juxtaposition and harmony of the two extremes that taught me to love this style of painting. Sumi-e also instilled in me the idea that artwork does not exist independently, but that it emerges in the intimate experiences of the individual viewer. For the suggestive brevity invites the viewer to imagine what is hinted at, to engage in a dynamic relationship with the art. Indeed, it is precisely the gaze of the viewer that completes a work.

I have also long had a love for fairy tales, particularly those that combined elements of the macabre with the tender and sweet. The blending of desire and fear, of pain and beauty. I remember in particular being fascinated by details such as the slippers, worn ragged from dancing, in The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I always imagined that it must have been painful to dance so much in one night and such repeated activity to me displayed a fervor, and perhaps even an enjoyment of painfully tender feet. Fairy tales such as that spoke to me on a personal level and have long influenced my artwork. I hope that my work can inspire others to see that kind of beauty in the merging of the extremities of the human experience. In tales of love and pain.

Christopher B. Mooney – Dirty Little Secrets Artist #2

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Introducing: Christopher B. Mooney

Mooney.Chris.jpg (2)I’m known as professional artist in Portland, OR for the urban landmarks primarily bridges, industrial sites, working heroes, and currently creating figurative and erotic art works.

I received a Bachelor Fine Arts Degree from Parson’s School of Design, NY. Continuing studies in portraiture workshops by Paul Missal and Jerry Sumpter at Pacific Northwest Collage of Art, Portland, OR.

I am creating figurative erotic works that focus on color. Occasionally, the subjects in each of the paintings were posed and lit with red and blue flood lights. It is fascinating how this lighting brings out each subject’s emotional undertones, allowing their natures to rise to the surface.

I like to meet models to sketch and paint, to portray their thoughts and feelings, and to create an erotic atmosphere of people in their environments. I am most interested in boudoir scenes, cuddling scenes, and raw sex scenes. My work is of the ‘old masters’ style. I always look forward to meeting any potential models who aren’t shy about art (or the artist!)

I’ve created erotic works reflecting both kinky and/or fantasy based poses and classical cuddling and kissing scenes. Artists have old habits and I need to get out from under mine. I like to create paintings as a tool to explore my sexual nature – areas of my life that need sexuality without the baggage. For me, art is a real exploration of my inner self. I am a peaceful, loving, passionate man who values compassion and integrity.

I’ve shown erotic art work at: L ALAN ARTS PROJECT @ the CATALYST ART & CULTURAL SPACE; Club Sesso; Club Privata; and Seattle Erotic Art Festival.

See more of Christopher’s work at:
www.christopherbmooneystudios.com/erotic-nudes.html

David Rolin – Dirty Little Secrets Artist #1

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Introducing: David Rolin

DSC_1892.CLR.7X10.300 copyI have been creating fine art, pan-erotic photography professionally for 37 years.

The overall theme of my work is The Essential Feminine. I explore this thesis within the context of contemporary social taboo, gender issues, fetish tradition, personal rituals and more. Each shoot seeks to examine these issues through the commentary unique to that subject. I work with both males and females in a collaborative, boundary sensitive and non-judgemental process. The sharing of their personal truth contributes the element of authenticity in our work together.

My studio protocol is very improvisational, relying on our combined intuition, spontaneity and candor. Our roles are as creative partners rather than the traditional director/model method. I consider each shoot to be a singular life event during which I seek to find the creative resonance between the subject and myself.

If you have questions or wish to schedule a shoot, please contact me for more details.