In its different expressions, the fetish imaginary uses sex toys, gag balls, latex, strings, casting wax, pillory… all those objects match fantasies full of sensuality, sexuality and erotism, defined as “alternative” by the public opinion. Although not stated, fantasies have been widespread in the human soul since the dawn of time and represented over the centuries by famous artists operating in the fields of painting, sculpture, writing, etc…
The image of the poor, helpless girl (the “damsel in distress”) gave birth to countless works over the centuries by famous artists, such as Rembrandt’s painting Andromeda chained to the rocks in 1630, or Ludovico Ariosto’s poem Orlando Furioso in 1532, just to name a few.
In this gallery, there is the BDSM universe, which is also part of the aforementioned imaginary, where you may find scenes of submission and domination of various types.
The most famous series is the one dedicated to Gwendoline, commissioned by a famous fetish magazine and inspired by The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline by John Willie, who published the comics in his magazine «Bizarre» in the 1940s.
Later, he stopped his production, forced to turn to an underground distribution by the puritan society of that time. The sweet Gwendoline returned in 1952, in a revised and censored version thanks to the photographer and publisher Irving Klaw, known as Betty Page’s “artistic father”.
Finally, we find Selen, the 1990s Italian pornstar, in one of her famous calendar made at the end of the last millennium and photographed by Hikari Kesho. Always with a fetish / BDSM angle, in some cases he winks at the great Helmut Newton, one of his great source of inspiration since the beginnings, especially for his fashion work, which has been his commercial activity since 1985 under his real name, Alberto Lisi.