Cat Cee – Dirty Little Secrets Artist #10

I am pleased to introduce you to our artists for 2018.

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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FerociousBlueCycad – Dirty Little Secrets Artist #8

I am pleased to introduce you to our artists for 2018.

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.

M.Martinez – Dirty Little Secrets Artist #6

I am pleased to introduce you to our artists for 2018.

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

I am pleased to introduce you to our artists for 2018.

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

David Rolin – Dirty Little Secrets Artist #1

I am pleased to introduce you to our artists for 2018.

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.