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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 - Night Reception at the Jail

"Come on Fogarty, get your clothes off"

The new, aggressive policing style went down so well with the town
that many citizens joined in, picking out criminals and handing them over to the cops.
Some even ferried the bad guys to the jail themselves

It was less common for these vigilantes to strip the felons of their clothes
Family men didn't want naked lowlives soiling the back seats of their cars.
There were exceptions though. Like volunteers at charity shops who
liked to keep an eye out for designer clothes they could commandeer for stock.  


Most of these criminals arrived at the jail still fully clothed
 and the first thing the jail officers had to do was to force them to undress.
The night shift staff were particularly glad to get a piece of this rewarding action
It could be a hard job but someone had to do it. Anyway it relieved their boredom.

 Go to Part 7

orig Part45 of Cops Companion

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 – Arrested on the Board Walk


"Not such a big man now, are we Weasel!"

A public nuisance targeted early on in the cops campaign
were the numerous petty thieves who haunted the town beaches,
stealing bags and other belongings left unattended by bathers
and sneaking off with them through the crowds out enjoying the sun.

The cops knew exactly who they were but in the old days
they had to catch them red-handed or with incriminating evidence
Under their new powers that was no longer necessary
They were simply arrested on sight.

These villains accustomed to the old, easy ways
were astonished when the cops ordered them to undress on arrest. 
They enforced this instruction with liberal use of the baton
 on any who refused or tried to insist on their old rights.

Thanks to their extensive new training in detention skills
even cops operating alone were able to bring criminals to heel.
They quickly acquired a taste for humiliating their naked prisoners
and savouring their newly-exposed shortcomings.

Go to Part 4
Picture: bootlust


Orig part 45 of ‘Cops Companion’ a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Cops Companion 44 – Fiery Punishments



But even the most hardened of criminals found the fiery punishments of the Annex testing.
These were conducted with elaborate preparation rituals.
which culminated in the uncovering of the 'target' area.

END

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

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Cops Companion 43 – Secured for attention



In the Annex cellars there were sterner challenges for the men who were kept in
Restraint and punishment was a perverse kindness for those who valued their masculinity.
For them sufferering this way was preferable to the kindness of those who wanted their bodies. 

Go to Part 44

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

Monday, 15 June 2009

Neighbourhood Police - The Final Stretch




A prisoner awaiting his turn to be loaded into an unmarked van

catches the Commissioner's eye in his nice clean Y-Fronts.

 The 'Neighbourhood Cops' story by Mitchell reaches a shocking conclusion
as the Police Commissioner discovers that an undercover group
is transferring prisoners to a secret Annex of the prison
where they use abuse and punish them in a shocking way.

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Sunday, 14 June 2009

Cops Companion 42 - The Unknown


Perhaps the most demanding form of restitution
involved inmates being loaned out to victims or their relatives,
to do with as they wanted.

Naturally these individuals were carefully vetted
 and sworn to return the offenders in good physical condition.
But it was a handy way of alleviating overcrowding

Picked out, delivered and restrained in their overnight location
they could only imagine what unpleasantness awaited them
and contemplate the misdeeds that had got them here.



picture courtesy of bondageman

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Friday, 12 June 2009

Cops Companion 41- Water Therapy



If 'concerned Citizens could be tough on inmates,
some of the interesting judicial treatments being trialled at the Annex were worse.
Underwater bondage therapy (pioneered by the US Navy Seals)
demonstrated to argumentative prisoners that
deprivation and desperation could be enlightening experiences.

Early results suggested the approach was promising
 but needed a little work on the health and safety front.

Go to Part 43

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



Other concerned citizens with a sense of civic responsibility
were also allowed to help these misguided boys pay their debt to society

Some were even willing to take on more than one at a time,
believing criminal associates could profit greatly
by sharing the retribution and restitution process together.
 
Some had ingenious ideas about punishmnent and restitution.
and naturally these encounters were rarely pain-free for the offenders
and they did not look forward to them.
But if they were transferred to the special 'wet cell' for the encounter
knew they were probably in for a particularly rough ride.

They would lie and sweat on the black plastic lining,
anxiously waiting to discover who their 'mentor' was to be.

Go to Part 42


Picture courtesy of bondageman.com

Orig pub in ‘The Cops Companion’ a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Cops Companion 39 - Prisoners make restitution



During the day prisoners were made to make restitution for their crimes.
Former victims and other interested parties could book to see them by the hour.
The prisoners were restrained in their underpants and gagged for the meetings.

The lucky ones got nothing worse than a good dressing down
or a tearful reproach from their aggrieved victim
For others the outcome could be more painful and messy,
especially if relatives and friends turned up.

Go to Part 40

Orig pub as‘The Cops Companion’ a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Cops Companion 38 - Abuse at the Annex


Many prisoners were furtively transferred to the secret annex of the prison
disguised as prison maintenance staff in green overalls.
But as soon as they arrived they were stripped to their underwear
 and their overalls recycled for the next batch of prisoners to use.

They soon learned that the unofficial nature of the Annex,
meant Officers were free to indulge their sadistic urges on them
and they generally lost no time in getting started.

Go to Part 41



Picture from Smoking Hunks

Orig pub as‘The Cops Companion’ a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Cops Companion 37 - Shipped out



The growing prison population grew increasingly difficult to control.
Unknown to the Commissioner, the cops started shipping out prisoners
to receive their treatment at other locations

Go to Part 38

Picture from the Academy Men film ‘Cold Steel’
http://www.academymen.com/

Orig pub as‘The Cops Companion’ a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Cops Companion 36 - On Parade



The prisoners were subject to unannounced,snap searches and inspections to find contraband
The list of banned items now went beyond such things as phones, drugs and files.
Prisoner overalls were banned in most parts of the prison under the new regime.
Any inmate found wearing them in public areas could expect severe chastisement.

Instead they had to wear snug-fitting underpants everywhere,
Fresh pairs to wear were supplied to them every day
their old soiled ones were whisked away and offered
for sale under the Prisoner Restitution Programme


Go to part 37
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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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Orig published in ‘The Cops Companion’ a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Cops Companion 35 - Prisoner Review Time



Prisoner reviews were part of the Commissioner’s efforts to reform inmates.
But they soon learned to fear a summons to the Prison Office

which usually involved severe interrogation about their alleged misdeeds prior to arrest



If they failed to acknowledge or show remorse for their actions,
the officers were empowered to  correct them using any technique
they thought appropriate to improve the prisoners attitude.

Unfortunately the Officer's Training Programme had been suspended
as the cops purge had led to the detention of several of the trainers.
So many Officer's ideas on correction were a little old-fashioned.

Go to Part 36

Image is based on a scene from the film 'The Big Bounce' with Owen Wilson (left)
 

Orig pub in ‘The Cops Companion’ aseries of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Cops Companion 34 - Stag Night Blues


Stag night locations were heaven-sent opportunities for the cops
 as the bridegroom-to-be could usually be relied upon to end up
naked on the streets, sometimes accompanied by the best man.

If they staked out drinking joints favoured for these celebrations
 they could usually pick up the rest of the party too
Pulling them in for disorderly behaviour was a certainty
but incitement, conspiracy and even kidnap could also be cited
if they felt the group promising enough to warrant longer detention.

The chances of any of them attending the wedding
 were seriously reduced once the cops latched onto them.


Go to Part 18



Orig pu as ‘The Cops Companion’ a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’  at mitchmen at Yahoo! See sidebar for link.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Cops Companion 33 - Community Arrests



In less frequented, wooded areas the cops unearthed more delinquents.
Groups of young men sniffing solvents and sharing spliffs.
and on a good day, other minor infringements might be uncovered
 such as camping without a permit......

Wake up Boy! It's the Police! You're coming with us!"


Go to Part 34

Orig pub in ‘The Cops Companion’ a series of photos selected to accompany and complement Mitchell’s story ‘Neighbourhood Cops’ at mitchmen Yahoo! See sidebar for link.