The exhibition is May 1st in Bournemouth, England. The event promises “art, culture and the taboos of sex and sensuality in Bournemouth’s first and only high profile festival of erotica.”
Hooper’s photography will be included along with a selected number of artists who hail from outside of England and will join work from the best UK erotic artists, performance poetry and art, and live demonstrations. “Ever since visiting the UK many years ago, it’s been a goal to share my work there. I’m excited to get my photos in front of new eyes and this set is my best work to date,” Hooper said.
Thirteen of Hooper’s fetish photos will be part of the exhibit. Models in this set of photos include professional dominatrix Princess Zoe and Mistress Melana Sheer, bondage models Miranda, HelleCat and GG, and Toxic Goddesses Dame Lebeau, Selkie and Qandisa. Several of the photos feature Shibari by Master David M, Master Chewy and Manator.
The Spyre, a converted gothic church and cabaret club will serve as host to the day-long event on May 1st. At 10am the erotic art exhibition will begin, along with performances and live demonstrations. There will be a burlesque and fetish fashion show and trade fare starting at noon. Food and an open bar will be available all day. In the evening the cabaret show begins, featuring The Divine Miss Em, The Monsters of Schlock, Beatrix Von Bourbon, Miss Annie, The Kitty Kat Kittens, Miss Fan Teasy, Sensu’Elle, The Metal Fatigue Steampunk Theater, Dame Kitty, and many more.
The Spyre is located at 101 Westhill Road, Bournemouth, UK. Tickets are available now. Participants must be 18 or older to enter. Kink, burlesque, vintage or other alternative dress is encouraged, but not required. More information is available at Pandoras-Box-Erotica.co.uk/.
Dirk Hooper is a world-renowned fetish and fantasy photographer, fine artist, and writer whose work has been described as “forbidden tales to rival the likes of H.P. Lovecraft and the Marquis de Sade.” Dirk’s publishing credits include such diverse media as comic books, music CDs, art books and slick fetish magazines like “Von Gutenberg.”
He has also cultivated a reputation as a fine artist in established venues like the prestigious Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum and as an underground visionary in galleries like “the Dirty Show” in Detroit,“Fetish Project” in Brussels, Belgium,“Siberia” in Utrecht, the Netherlands and “Accumulate” in Hong Kong, China. Dirk has work in the permanent collection of The Kinsey Institute based at Indiana University and has exhibited work alongside other erotic luminaries as Herb Ritts, H.R Giger and Robert Mapplethorpe.
Dirk Hooper (dirkhooper.com) is the host and creator of “The Fetish Show” radio program, co-founder of alternative modeling site Toxic Goddess, and actively helps artists and writers with self-promotion and social networking.