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Fetish: Masterpieces of Erotic Fantasy Photography Hardcover – Special Edition, 9 Sep 1999


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd; Limited edition edition (9 Sep 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1858688248
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858688244
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 2.4 x 30.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,281,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Tony Mitchell is the London-based publisher and editor of online magazine The Fetishistas, which covers fetish fashion and lifestyle interests. He launched The Fetishistas in 2007 after more than two decades of involvement in the Skin Two organisation, which included editing Skin Two magazine until May 2006.

During his Skin Two editorship, he compiled and edited three photographic anthologies for Carlton Books: Fetish: Masterpieces of Erotic Fantasy Photography (1999); The Female Nude: A Private View (2000) and Sex: Take a Walk on the Wild Side (2002).

The author became involved in the new London fetish scene at its very beginning, through music business friend David Claridge, who started the original Skin Two Club in London's Soho in 1983. At the time, Mitchell was a senior journalist on the (now defunct) music weekly paper Sounds. He continued as a music journalist with an ever-growing sideline in fetish journalism until 1987, when he left Sounds to throw in his lot with Skin Two on a near-fulltime basis.

He edited and contributed to various books during his music journalism days, including The Sounds Book of the Electric Guitar (Morgan-Grampian, 1980) and How to Make a Hit Record (Anaya, 1980) which he co-authored with friend and fellow Sounds writer Julian Colbeck. He also contributed to the launch of keyboard specialist Colbeck's Keyfax series of guides to electronic keyboard instruments.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Jun 2000
Format: Hardcover
What sets this book apart from others of the genre is that it highlights the best from a wide variety of photographers. The range goes from Derek Ridgers who has had a run of photos in Loaded, to established fetish stalwarts like Eric Kroll and Trevor Watson.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Nov 2000
Format: Hardcover
A fine collection of stimulating photographs. Some of the shots may be familiar, however there are plenty of fresh pictures to interest even the most familiar of readers. A good introduction to the genre of Fetish photography.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
48 photographers wide and one inch deep 13 Jun 2001
By Leonard Cook - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
48 photographers are represented in "Fetish", a survey of recent trends in determinedly decadent photos of women in vinyl, rubber or rope. Some, like Nobuyoshi Araki, show 2 photos, most get 4 photos and a few photogs get 6 pix, giving a fairly shallow sampling of each photographer. The range of work shown is also fairly narrow, but in this field, perhaps that's a benefit, particularly for newcomers. For example, there's nothing in "Fetish" to compare with Mapplethorpe's photo of a ... nailed and wired to a block of wood -- in fact there are very few photos involving males at all. So while the book deals with material that remains controversial and retains an illicit look, "Fetish" is a fairly safe first stride into the dark side. Reproduction quality is uneven but in the many cases where it is good, it is very good indeed. I REALLY want to hang out with Derek Ridgers...or Sandra Jensen. Really. I do. They must be much more interesting people than I am. And PLEASE could I hire a model like Mike McMillan's redhead with the blue rope. Gasp, what a picture.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Whips and Rubber and Rope, OH MY! 16 Feb 2003
By J. Hancock - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
You will be hard pressed to find a better collection of fetish photography from such a wide cross section of photographers. This is certainly the Best of the Best.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A good general overview 19 July 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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A survey of fetish work. As a result it doesn't hold together like a single photographer's work would, for example, the book jarringly jumps from black and white , to color, and back again, and the subject matter varies from the ordinary to the unusual. If you're looking for the high-style of a Joel Peter Witkin, this isn't your book.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
An excellent sampling of the best fetish photographers 15 Nov 2000
By Vargr - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is an excellent introduction and sampling of the genre of fetish photography. Some of the top names in the field have their work included, such as Steve Diet Goedde, (the late) Gunther Blum, Jo Hammar, Nik Marchant, Doris Kloster, and Eric Kroll.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Generally a pleasant coffee table-if-you-dare photo book 21 Aug 2002
By S. Mcausland - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A pleasant but not exciting collection of fetish photographs by various photographers. Because every photographer only gets a page or two or three, there is no continuity to any of the photos besides the very loosely defined term FETISH. There's a little skin, some light bondage, some artsy posing and some photo-doctoring. The predominant garb is leather and latex, the two tried-and-true staples of fetish photography. Worth getting but not all that exciting. A good coffee table or bathroom book for a liberal household.
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