Fetish Factory 17th Anniversary

Posted in Fetish Factory, fetish party on June 5th, 2012 by ErosArtist

Photos by Michael Diamond, review by Zoey Holloway
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Photos from the 2011 Fetish Factory 17th Anniversary Weekend are now live! Thanks to FetishMovies.com for sponsoring this event and our trip to cover it for you!! Make sure to visit FetishMovies for thousands of fetish videos on demand.

Fetish Factory 17th Anniversary Party Weekend, May 25-27, 2012.
by Zoey Holloway

The specific information of performers names, the schedule of events, and all venue information can be found at FetishFactory.com. For someone who has not ever attended an event such as this, I write for you. What awakens the desire to delve into the fetish world? This is a personal journey to each individual I would imagine. As I made my way through the crowds of people each night of the weekend I pondered what may have brought us all together at this particular place in time. As I saw familiar faces from other events I’ve attended I got the feeling of belonging to sort of a traveling tribe of artists in their own expression. This is a much different experience than just dressing up and going dancing at a favorite weekend club. This is an opportunity to set your everyday concerns aside and be only what you choose to be through however you desire to adorn your body.

On any night there is a vast display of leather, lace, latex, feathers, silks, fishnet and rhinestones. Styles of clothing range from cyber like space age to old time Victorian. There were a few impressive zentai suits as well as adorable pinwheel pasties. On more than one occasion I simply stood to the side and watched the parade of color pass by. Im sure everyone in attendance had at some point the thought of how lucky they are to have a place to be free of any judgment. The sense of a supportive community is also prominent at fetish gatherings. There is plenty of play time as well. If you haven’t seen Mistress Deanna in action, she is one who is mesmerizing to view. Her intricate dance as she flogs is quite beautiful. I witnessed how quickly she gathers a crowd, all to become a part of her moment.

There were main stage shows each night with the crowning performance belonging to suspension artist, Samar. After her veiled preparation she exposed herself and entranced everyone who watched. The combination of hypnotic music, her two beautiful performers at her side and also a part of her suspension made the whole experience at some points breathtaking. These fetish parties are truly a place to go if your desire is to reveal the most hidden parts of yourself, the parts that cant typically be shown in public through our “society standard of acceptable dress code”. I have to say the highlight of surprise and childlike humor was at the pervy pool party Sunday when loveable photographer Fucken Gerry presented himself in the bubblegum pink latex mouse outfit and was completely surprised to have three lovely matching female mice to play with. People in the fetish community gather to play hard which includes the long nights at the clubs but also the aspects of fetish play to include flogging, rope bondage, rope suspension, spanking, Master & servant by collar and leash. There is much more play which can be seen in the photo gallery by Erosartist.com as well as the many pictures provided at FetishParty.com/access.

I always enjoy asking people where they are from and how involved they are in the fetish community. The answers range from heavily involved in the lifestyle when they are home to only saving up for the once per year party in which more than a few responded with Fetish Factory Annual party is their only party they attend. Thank you again to FetishMovies.com for providing me with the opportunity again this year to attend this memorable weekend event. Other words of interest for those of you who love Google searches: Goggles, Hoods, Chastity devices, Strap-on, Parasol, Corsets, Garters, Wax play.

Fetish Factory 16th Anniversay Weekend

Posted in Fetish Factory, fetish party on June 3rd, 2011 by ErosArtist

Photos by Michael Diamond, review by Zoey Holloway
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Photos from the 2011 Fetish Factory 16th Anniversary Weekend are now live! Thanks to FetishMovies.com for sponsoring this event and our trip to cover it for you!! Make sure to visit FetishMovies for thousands of fetish videos on demand.

Have you ever entered a place and immediately felt transported to an alternate reality? This is the feeling experienced as I stepped into the Ft. Lauderdale Sheraton Hotel to spend the weekend for Fetish Factory 16th Anniversary Celebration. As I attended the various events at outside clubs and poolside parties three words repeated themselves, Fun, FREEDOM, and Fantasy. Freedom in all caps because it is the quality of energy felt throughout the weekend. Everyone I encountered seemed of good cheer and very happy to be in each other’s company. Such a sense of community shared by all ages and dress manner. As always, an abundance of fashionable latex was paraded all weekend, as well as leather, lace and, at one club, a colorful condom skirt ( have to try that one). It’s a beautiful thing when ego’s can be checked outside at the curb to let soul expression through clothing, makeup, wigs, hats, masks come out to play.

On to the parties…Friday May 27th venue was Sky Nightclub. What a convenience it is to have buses provided all weekend to the various clubs. Funny thing I am noticing about the Fetish party buses is the atmosphere is in party mode on the way to the event as well as going back to the hotel at 4 a.m. The main stage perfomances for Friday were, Sarula, Ms. V & Mimi, and Athena. The performance that stood out in memory was Ms. V & Mimi’s. I am all for shredding of material and was surprised when MiMi’s latex frock began being torn from her curvaceous frame. I enjoyed the dynamic between the two females through the joining of the gas masks and hoses at their mouths. The oxygen bag that inflated and deflated with their breath was especially sensual. I wasn’t sure what to make of the male performer standing to the side but as the girls continued in their performance I could see where his part was. I am a fan of two girls playing with eachother in any capacity so this show was my favorite of the evening.

Saturday, May 28th party was at Exit 66 Nightclub. This was my favorite local of the weekend due to the large space available for dance and play with upstairs and downstairs access as well as outdoor patio and poolside areas. This was the largest event of the weekend and booked in a club that can accommodate a large number of guests easily. Performers for this night included Natasha, Mimi & Ms. V, Jean Bardot, Drew, Defenze Mechanizm. Of the performances, the most memorable for me were Natasha and Drew, visual performance art showing the strength and grace of which a human body is capable. They were each absolutely stunning and performed their show seemingly effortlessly. Be sure to view the pictures in the gallery accompanying this review. The attire in view this evening was by far the most diverse and colorful of all weekends events.

Sunday, May 29th included the Pervy Pool Party in afternoon and Epic Nightclub in the evening. Despite the late night partygoing, people were quite alert and enjoying the Florida sun poolside. Again, the general mood of all attending was lighthearted and fun. Such a sense of acceptance and friendship is felt. Sunday evenings venue was my favorite as far as decorations and more intimate play areas. Upstairs balconies gave birds eye view of the dance floor and main stage where a bevy of shoe fetish heels gave the eyes a feast throughout the evening. There was more of a variety of attire than the colorful latex seen previous nights. Two performances occupied the main stage that evening, Ms. Absolute and Jean Bardot. Although a similar version of Ms. Absolutes performance was seen in at the recent Barcelona Fetish Weekend, I enjoyed this version with a few leggy beauties in the act. Im a fan of transformation at any level. Her show provides us with the exaggerated visual of female enhancements that so much of women in society partake. I love how she begins the show with the expressions of sadness and comparison of body parts not being quite as full and perky then as the show progresses, so do the plumped up female features. She is a joy to watch as she seems to enjoy performing.

I danced my ass off as much as possible the whole weekend. Partook in a little spanking, flogging and drinking much like many other participants did. I did see people I knew who I met in Barcelona recently and it’s a treat to meet them again with so many miles in between our everyday lives.

As I waited for the hotel shuttle to take me to the airport Monday morning, I saw people exiting the hotel who, I had to do a double take a few times and smile to myself because only hours earlier I had seen these same plain clothed people in full latex and being lead on a leash wearing a huge smile. The weekend was a whirlwind of parties and people. I am still in awe at the efficiency with which Glenn and Donna create and handle so many details required to make such a weekend happen. Thank you again to FetishMovies.com for making my attendance possible.

Fetish Factory 15th Anniversary Weekend

Posted in Fetish Factory on June 7th, 2010 by ErosArtist

Photos by Michael Diamond
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My very first Fetish Factory anniversary party was in 2005, the 10th anniversary of one of the greatest three-day fetish events in the world. I was just beginning to photograph fetish images, and had a few events under my belt… but I didn’t really know what fetish was until my first Fetish Factory party.

The Fetish Weekend consists of four parties, Friday night’s Beat and Greet, Saturday night’s Fetish Ball, Sunday’s pool party, and the Extreme Players Party that same evening. This year, the host hotel was once again the Sheraton, which was sold out very early, and the Hilton nearby. Staying at the host hotel is a wonderful experience, as the entire hotel is populated by people in the fetish scene, and it’s never a problem to walk through the halls in your favorite latex, leather or pvc if you wish. The hotel pool was also the place to be after each night’s party…taking the festivities into the early morning hours.

For the first year that I’ve photographed the anniversary weekend parties, there was no fashion show. Although I missed photographing all of the beautiful new latex designs, the extra hour or so that a fashion show usually takes was better served photographing the guests. Performers this weekend included Masuimi Max, Empress Stah, S1N F!ST3D, and Perish. Masuimi performed at both the Friday night the Beat & Greet Fetish Party, and the main event 15th Anniversary Fetish Ball. Friday night’s performance was a wet and messy striptease show where Masuimi stripped down to a red thong before taking a creamy milk bath on stage. S1N F!ST3D is one of the hottest contortionist, performance artist, extreme pole dancers on the planet – in fact, she may be the ONLY one! I had the opportunity to photograph her during the 2008 Kink in the Caribbean, and was astonished at her energy level. Perish also performed on Friday night, but unfortunately I was beat from the 20 hour drive to Florida and opted to get some much-needed sleep.

Saturday night was the main event of the weekend, the 15th Anniversary Fetish Ball. The venue this year was the beautiful multi-level, beachfront nightclub Exit 66 on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Over 2,000 people typically attend the main party of the weekend, and this night appeared to be no different. Unlike some fetish events, the Fetish Factory has a strict fetish dress code that does not permit black street clothing as an alternative. This is definitely a party with a lot of visual stimulation! Empress Stah kicked off the performances of the night with a breathtaking aerial trapeze and piercing show, swinging out over the audience and nearly taking off my head (quick reflexes allowed me to duck just in time!) Masuimi went from milk to fire, showing off her fire play skills in an erotic burlesque performance. Scattered throughout the venue were other performances including S1N F!ST3D and Bonk and Brit who gave another great fire play show in the outside portion of the club. Finally, the night wrapped up with a spectacular grinder and fire show by fetish model and performer Perish. I missed his Friday night show, but did manage to get some pretty cool shots from this one.

On Sunday there were two parties, the Pervy Pool party in the afternoon and the Extreme Players Party. The annual pool party offers a terrific way to spend the day lounging and socializing in the Florida sun. Some of the more dedicated fetishists showed up in full head to toe latex, including a few total encasements that had to have been quite hot inside. Poolside, Uncle Eric – a Fetish Factory staple – had a lovely redhead girl on a bell cart where she was spanked and flogged…warming her up for the Extreme party later that night no doubt.

The final party of the weekend was the naughtiest by far. If you’re a voyeur or an exhibitionist, this is the party for you. Much of what happened at club Solid Gold in Ft. Lauderdale that night couldn’t be photographed… but I did get a few shots to give you a feel of what it was like. My favorite part of the space was what I would compare to “little Amsterdam” – a row of curtained rooms to each side of a hallway. Inside the rooms, couples, threesomes and moresomes got together for some very kinky play. The sluttier and naughtier people left the curtains open so the gathered crowd could watch, while those who wanted a little more privacy were content to let voyeurs peek in the curtain for a quick thrill. There was also a dungeon section with plenty of spanking, flogging, and other bdsm fun going on.

Once again FetishMovies.com was the main sponsor for the event, without who’s generosity parties like these could not exist. If you’d like to see more photos of the event, go to the Fetish Factory website and search for the 15th anniversary weekend!

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