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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Hasegawa


Sadao Hasegawa produced a significant quantity of unique and highly erotic pictures before sadly taking his own life. His fetish credentials stem from the depictions of artistic bondage in the Japanese style, his interest in body tattooing and his invocation of legendary creatures to taunt and play with helpless bound men.



Some of the work is self-consciously 'arty' but there is plenty of meat for aficionados of the male form. In style his work has the semi photographic appearance also used by Tom of Finland but there is a grainy texture in the shading which creates a most satisfying effect somewhat like pointillism. His technique in depicting hair and stubble is striking. The interest in body hair sets him apart from Tom but also his anatomy is more realistic and his models have a lithe muscularity and youth which is enchanting.


He doesn't restrict himself to black and white pictures but uses colour to create complex carnivals of eroticism in which he combines realistic figures with cartoon-like elements to create a dreamlike atmosphere. His work is unmistakeably Japanese, not just the faces and accessories but culture, plays and legends seem to be invoked to create a mysterious, threatening situation.



As I lack any great knowledge of the Japanese culture I will not attempt to draw any conclusions from the symbolism he uses, just to register my profound admiration for his depictions of men in fetishistic situations.
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He published two collections in book form - 'Sadao Hasegawa' and 'Paradise Visions' but I don't think they are easy to get hold of at sensible prices.
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As always for Asian art try http://www.jeunesasianart.com/ for more
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For earlier articles in this series click on the A-Z label.


Sunday, 28 June 2009

Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Harald


Harald is a spanking specialist. He belongs in the camp (like me) that treat the subject as serious stuff - punishment and humiliation rather than the lighthearted approach of Spryte and Jonathan for example. His style is economical and sketchy and looks a bit spare but the drama of his compositions is striking (sorry about the pun). You can sense the pain and humiliation. In my sample the treatment of clothing also demonstrates considerable technical skill. In most of the pictures the victims are grown men (sometimes quite mature) which I like and the example attached shows this well. This could be a double spanking or a double sketch of the same one. I prefer the former interpretation. 'Buddies getting it together' is a favourite theme of mine. The details shown - clothing, restraining stools - are ambiguous and suggest a scenario for the viewer to complete, it's an exciting one!

Harald pictures turn up on sites like GMBA and spanking sites from time to time.

For earlier articles in this series click on the A-Z label.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Hammer


Hammer is one of a group of artists who celebrate the fetish of crucificion and mutilation – others include Mahoney and Cyrano.
The style seems unschooled and direct but the bold lines and reasonable anatomy make for a striking image. My readers will know that images of actual mutilation are not my thing but Hammer usually does not go beyond the threat – although piercing proliferates and the speech balloons leave no room for doubt.
The detail attached shows that the compositions are not without skill and although, personally, I prefer a more sophisticated drawing style, his images successfully convey the fear and cruelty of his subjects and the simple lines capture detail like ropes and stubble here which might get lost in a more delicate drawing.
To see more visit GMBA archives - link in sidebar

Friday, 26 June 2009

Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Dale Hall


I encountered Dale Hall's picture of a naked man set upon by a lion quite early in my life and although I have no great interest in bearded men, or animals, the daring subject matter made a big impression on me. Not least because it operates on more than one level. The style is conventional but the detailing – for example in the man's boots – is impressive. The only other image I have attributed to Hall is equally unusual, a man crated up for shipment on a steamer ship. I wish I could find more but either work gets Dale a honourable mention in this series.

For earlier articles in this series click on the A-Z label.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - The letter H


After the drought of the letter 'G' (Greg Garcia being the only contender), I am spoilt for choice with the H's. Hasegawa, Heredia and The Hun stand out. But we also have Hammer, Harald, Hector, Heerdink and Humbug to consider. I wanted to include Hirano whose stunning work manages to out do photographs in depicting male copulation. Sadly he doesn't seem to have ventured into the fetish arena. But I sneaked in this picture of a sportsman in the guise of a clothing/rope fetish.
See more Hirano at Jeunes asian art

For earlier articles in this series click on the A-Z label.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Cops Companion 46 - Conclusion



Mitchell's story of the Neighbourhood Police has now concluded at mitchmen. Today's photo has been chosen to finish off the Cops Companion series with an appropriate illustration of the Cop's style, hence a prisoner forced to undress. It's a hard job but someone has to do it.
Next series of Articles resumes Mitchell's A-Z of fetish artists with the letter 'H'

Friday, 19 June 2009

Greasetank Villains

As Mitchell's Neighbourhood Police tale reaches a shocking climax, the protagonists have been compared with Greasetank's callous villains. Final episodes now running at mitchmen on Yahoo!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Cops Companion 45 – Dominated Prisoners

The cops did not hesitate to put the prisoners in their place.
I think this is a detail of a bootlust picture but even if it isn't, go and have a look!

‘Cops Companion’ is a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ which is now running at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Cops Companion 44 – Fiery Punishments


The Annex staff are not averse to imposing memorable fiery punishments on prisoners needing a sharp shock. Elaborate preparation rituals with underwear removal add to the impact.

‘Cops Companion’ is a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ which is now running at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Cops Companion 43 – Secured for attention


In the Annex cellar the prisoners meet sterner challenges and restraint is a perverse kindness for those who value their masculinity.

‘Cops Companion’ is a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ which is now running at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Neighbourhood Police - The Final Stretch


The cops series by Mitchell launches into it's finale this week as the Police Commissioner finds a secret annex is using and abusing the prisoners in a shocking way.

In this earlier picture a prisoner awaits his turn to be shipped out to the Annex and catches the Commissioners eye in his nice clean Y-Fronts.

Join Mitchell's yahoo! group to see the final set of pictures (link in sidebar)

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Cops Companion 42 - The Unknown

Prisoners at the Annex know that a tough time awaits them.

Stripped and restrained in their cells they contemplate fearfully what the future holds.


picture courtesy of bondageman
Cops companion is a series of photos designed to complement the Neighbourhood Police Story now running at mitchmen Yahoo! Group (link in sidebar)

Friday, 12 June 2009

Cops Companion 41- Water Therapy


Some interesting judicial treatments are being trialled at the Annex, like underwater bondage therapy (pioneered by the US Navy Seals). Early results suggest the approach (which combines deprivation and desperation) is promising but needs a little work on the health and safety front.

Picture by MAL whose work can be seen at GMBA

‘Cops Companion’ is a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ which is now running at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Cops Companion 40 - Double restitution


Concerned citizens help these misguided boys pay their debt to society and some are even willing to take on more than one at a time, such is their sense of civic responsibility. As ever buddies can profit by sharing together the retribution and restitution process.

Picture courtesy of bondageman.com

‘The Cops Companion’ is a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ which is now running at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Cops Companion 39 - Prisoners make restitution




At the Annex prisoners make restitution for their crimes, for example by being hired out by the hour to former victims and other interested parties. If they are lucky they will get nothing worse than a good dressing down from an aggrieved victim or their relatives. However, as they are stripped to underpants and tied to a bed for the interview the outcome is usually more painful and messy - rightly so.

‘The Cops Companion’ is a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ which is now running at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Cops Companion 38 - Abuse at the Annex


Cops at the secret annex of the prison were free to indulge their sadistic urges on the helpless prisoners - and savour their underwear.

Picture from Smoking Hunks

‘The Cops Companion’ is a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ which is now running at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Cops Companion 37 - Shipped out



Unknown to the Commissioner, deserving prisoners are shipped out for treatment at other locations
Picture still from the Academy Men film ‘Cold Steel’
http://www.academymen.com/

‘The Cops Companion’ is a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ which is now running at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Cops Companion 36 - On Parade


The prisoners, dressed in their Sunday best, obediently await the Commissioner’s response to the revelations of unsavoury goings-on in the prison.
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I just had to get this picture in somewhere! It’s from a C-in2 underwear advertising campaign. This memorable photo is by Steven Klein
(His website is absurdly over engineered but quite interesting)
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The Cops Companion’ is a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ which is now running at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Cops Companion 35 - Prisoner Review Time



The inmates soon learned that a summons to the Prison Office for ‘review’ was likely to involve painful corrective actions as part of the Commissioner’s efforts to reform them.

‘The Cops Companion’ is a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ which is now running at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Cops Companion 34 - Stag Night Blues


Stag nights were heaven-sent opportunities for the cops as the bridegroom-to-be could usually be relied upon to end up on the streets naked. Sometimes the best man joined him. Once in the jail, however, the chances of them attending the wedding were seriously reduced.

‘The Cops Companion’ is a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ which is now running at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Cops Companion 33 - Community Arrests


Eager to keep up a supply of delinquents the cops descended on less frequented areas where minor infringements such as camping without a permit could be pounced on.

‘The Cops Companion’ is a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ which is now running at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.