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.