Pierre Molinier (1900 – 1976)

Pierre Molinier (1900 – 1976) is most known for his transvestite and fetish self portraits. He began his career by painting landscapes until his work soon turned towards a fetishistic eroticism. Molinier began to take photographs at the age of 18. As listed in his birth record, he was married to Andrea Lafaye, on July... Continue Reading →

Franz Rehfeld (unknown)

Unfortunetely I was unable to find info on this German photographer, who was active around 1930 and produced some early fetish photos showing females, and dominatrixes, in high heels and boots. It took me quite some time to browse the web for images, and built a collection worthy of sharing here. I think I managed... Continue Reading →

Louise Weber and Nina Pattes

Lovely ladies partying, photographed by Achille Delmaet. The models are Louise Weber and Nina Pattes. Louise Weber was a French can-can dancer who performed under the stage name of La Goulue ("the glutton"). She also was referred to as the Queen of Montmartre.

Nativa Richard (unknown)

Nativa Richard was the muse for her husband, photographer Yva Richard, who's name was deducted from Natyva. (It is believed the name for Yva Richard's Company was inspired by Nativa, who's real name was Natyva. ) She was a seamstress and most likely responsible for the idea of creating and selling fetish lingerie and accessories... Continue Reading →

Judy Ann Dull (unknown)

The story about Judy Ann Dull is one that has a very tragic ending. It is said she was one of the three victims of Harvey Glatman, the "bondage murderer" of California in the mid-1950s, but she also modeled for John Willie. Although not everyone is sure about this, the resemblance in the photos is... Continue Reading →

Doree (unknown)

Doree was one of John Willie's bondage models during 1958/1959 in Los Angeles in Willie’s house in West Hollywood. It is believed Doree was a secretary at an aircraft factory who also worked for Willie in the evenings helping out with his photography sales. She appeared in a group of sets at that time and then appeared... Continue Reading →

Jacques Biederer (1887 – 1942)

Ostra Studio was a photography studio in Paris that was well-known in the 1930s for producing high-quality erotic pictures of nudes and fetishistic scenes of bondage, whipping, and spanking. The studio was an offshoot of the equally famous Biederer Studio founded by Jacques (1887 - 1942) & Charles Biederer (1892 - 1942) in 1908. The Biederer Studio... Continue Reading →

Yva Richard (unknown)

Yva Richard was a company created by L. Richard and Nativa Richard. Yva Richard was one of the very first fetish producers around 1930. The company started in 1913 and closed down in 1943, they were stored at Studio 9 at the Rue Pillet-Will in Paris. They began in 1914 selling costumes, women's hats, shoes,... Continue Reading →

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