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Tuesday 10 September 2013

A-Z of Fetish Artists - Stevens (William)

Stevens - Jail Belting
In stark contrast to Steven's lollipops, the work of William Stevens shows SM scenes with powerful action and emotions. See here the concentration of the prison guard as he lashes a chained-up prisoner with his belt. Despite the static, restraint position, there's a sense of energy in the guard's exertions. Amusingly, he's standing on the prisoner's foot which shows true sadism, although this indulgence surely must impair his swing! The detailing of the face and the back of the hands, in this and the picture below, show an observant eye.

Stevens - Jail Assault
In this picture, the fear in the eyes of the prisoner is portrayed so convincingly, that I suspect it might take the subject beyond the realms of entertaining erotica for some fans. This image is beautifully composed with the guards crowding in around their naked victim, forcing him to show his backside - sensuously rounded buttocks and a tantalising glimpse of undercarriage. You can sense the guard's cigarette quivering between his lips as he savours the sight! Note the mysterious shape projecting from the his groin area and looking suspiciously like a disguised cock. A case of hidden eroticism that scarcely seems warranted, in what is already a fairly unambiguous subject. Must be British!

In fact, I don't have any information at all about this artist and would welcome any advice from my readers about him.

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Friday 6 September 2013

A-Z of Fetish Artists - Steven

Steven - Forced To Watch
Steven is a mainstream, magazine artist with a cartoony, lollipop style. His pictures depict sexy and attractive young men, but are usually devoid of fetish content. However, I thought these exceptions were worth including here. Steven's confident, well developed style creates very attractive images but I particularly like the treatment of the tied up man in this first picture. He's struggling against the restraints, but getting off on it. The dishevelled, revealing clothing is a big plus point for me. A pretty boy put in his place. I haven't researched the story this belongs to, I suspect it is less exciting than the humiliation scenario the picture suggests to me. You can probably imagine your own version.

 Steven - Bondage Play

The second image is more twinky and the fetish element is superficial, but the ropework is nicely done. The inventive use of the sweaty jockstrap waistband as an improvised gag and lasso is an earthy touch that suggests this scene is less playful than it might first appear, an ambiguity reflected in the captive's doubtful expression. 
Fraternity Initiation
This frat spanking also has a strong domination-submission theme. Steven's frivolous style is not inappropriate for this scenario, but, for a non-fetish artist, he convincingly captures the abject submission of the blindfolded jocks, grovelling for the privilege of being admitted to the glamorous 'DIK' fraternity. The portrayal of the handsome, initiation committee revelling in their power and clearly contemplating further humiliations with some excitement, deftly sums up the dubious nature of this ritual behind the humorous veneer. It's interesting to compare this image with the conventional, fetish rendering of grovelling, the classic, leather, boot-licking scene (below).

Tom Of Finland - Boot Lover

Tom presents the Boot Lover as a man ecstatically worshipping superior beings - gods, who seem to be neither forcing him to do it, nor appreciating it. Pretty much like conventional religion. It's quite different to the calculating, one-off transaction of the fraternity initiation but arguably, Steven's understated, but slightly sinister scene is far more interesting.

It's easy to find Steven's work through search engines, but I haven't discovered a website for him, info from readers is welcome.

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