Tuesday, 16 May 2017
A-Z of Fetish Artists - The letter Y, Yahn
Yahn - Whipmaster
The letter Y offers slim pickings for fetish fans, but this image by Yahn is a classic. There's a lot of style in this picture, from the pointillist technique to the dramatic, grilled window in the background. It's heavily laden with S&M detail too, informative tattoos, glinting body accessories and the paraphenalia of punishment. There's much that reminds you of the brooding work of Rex were it not for the face of the Master here, which seems to veer towards caricature. That somehow takes the edge off the drama and the prisoner, balancing precariously seems confused too.
I've known this image and the name Yahn for years and was surprised to find this was the only piece I had by him, I'd welcome any information my readers may have about him.