Toxic Goddess Halloween Party Photos

October 31st, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

Last weekend we had a costume party at the Hidden Castle in Norman Oklahoma.  We had a great time and we’d like to thank the Hidden Castle and 4 Star Social for putting on such a great show and treating us so well.

Toxic Goddess would like to encourage everyone to get out to the Hidden Castle and support what they are doing out there.  A lot of diverse and exciting events are presented regularly at the Hidden Castle and they have a cool venue.  We are looking forward to returning to the Hidden Castle soon!

In attendance were Toxic Goddesses Aello, Dark Mistress, Oshun and Qandisa, plus Danger Darling, Robert Henry and Dirk Hooper.

The photos for the event are below.  Enjoy!

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Toxic Goddess Halloween Party

October 2nd, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

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Toxic Goddess Featured in Darkfaery Subculture Magazine

September 18th, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, September 17, 2010 – Alternative modeling troupe Toxic Goddess is featured in a seven page article in issue six of Darkfaery Subculture Magazine.  The article, written by Jacob A. Grim, is a comprehensive look at Toxic Goddess from it’s inception in 2004 until today.  Photos by founders Robert Henry and Dirk Hooper run throughout the article and showcase Toxic Goddess models, from the past to the present.

“This article represents the most encompassing treatment that Toxic Goddess has ever received,” said photographer Dirk Hooper, “and outside of an art gallery, I’ve never seen our work printed better.  This is definitely a collector’s item for fans of Toxic Goddess.”  Toxic Goddess models Rockelle, Oshun and Dame Lebeau were interviewed for the article as well as founders Robert Henry and Dirk Hooper.

Issue Six of Darkfaery Subculture Magazine also has articles and photos of April A. Taylor, Vira Dee Undead, the Midwest Ink and Metal Fest, True Blood season three and A.R.G.O. Suspension Team of Tulsa.  The magazine is available for purchase online at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/Issue/109773, and at newsstands and Darkfaery Subculture Magazine event appearances.

Darkfaery Subculture Magazine has been an underground alternative source for music, costume, and art enthusiasts since it launched as ‘dark zine’ on the streets of Dallas, Texas in 1985. It has since undergone several transformations since moving to Oklahoma City from the paper zine known as The Vampire’s Playground in 1993 to the diskette compuzine of the same name, until finally it reached a large enough fan base to become Darkfaery Subculture Magazine Online in 1997.

Through the years it has been DFSM’s mission to bring together the underground music, art, and fashion scenes that have, in the past, tried to remain exclusive and reclusive unto themselves. DFSM is committed to stamping out pretension among the genres so that fans and industry professionals can come together to create something memorable, and darkly beautiful, for years to come.

DFSM reflects a unique lifestyle which both its readers and publishers strive to be a part of. Featuring and attending local events, conventions, DFSM continues to transcend the labels and prejudices placed upon the freakish, interesting, weird world upon which we live.

Toxic Goddess is part modeling troupe, part art movement and part cultural phenomenon. Founders Robert Henry and Dirk Hooper conceived of Toxic Goddess as a way to present their work to the public in the best way possible and are joined by makeup artist Danger Darling and effects artist Scott Van Eck. The guiding principle of Toxic Goddess is to do alternative modeling in a way that not only represents and showcases women in a positive and empowering manner, but to back that up by making the actual models part of the creative process and to share in the venture’s success. Toxic Goddess wants to reach out to, unify and promote, various underground communities including music, fashion, art and alternative social groups, particularly if they are run by or positive toward women.  Visit ToxicGoddess.com for more information.

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Toxic Goddess Models and Photographer in Hong Kong Group Exhibition

June 26th, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

HONG KONG, CHINA, June 22, 2010 – Award-winning fantasy photographer Dirk Hooper will have ten photos on display June 27th

during the “Accumulate” international art exhibition in Hong Kong, China.  Hooper’s work will join dozens of other international artists at the grand opening of “That Gallery”.  The organizers of the art show describe “Accumulate” as an opportunity to bring together artists from around the word and to exhibit the combined imagination of these artists by showcasing multiple works in a confined space.

Hooper is excited to have work in Hong Kong.  “I’ve wanted to get a foothold in Asia for a while now and it’s hard to beat an exhibition in Hong Kong.  My dream is to get a show in Tokyo, but I’m thrilled with this first step,” Hooper said.  Known primarily for fetish photography, “Accumulate” presents a softer side of Hooper’s work.  “This is not an erotic art show, so I focused more on fantasy and glamour style portraits.  The style is the same, but this work is not as provocative as most of my shows lately,” Hooper explained.

Danger Darling and Scott Van Eck both do work as makeup artists in the ten photos Hooper has in the “Accumulate” exhibition.  The models represented in Hooper’s photos are:

  • Toxic Goddess Aello
  • Toxic Goddess Dame Lebeau
  • Toxic Goddess Eclipse
  • Toxic Goddess Loki
  • Toxic Goddess Oshun
  • Toxic Goddess Rockelle
  • Toxic Goddess Selkie
  • Jade
  • Mistress Kitty
  • Princess Zoe

“Accumulate” will open on Sunday, June 27th at 3:00 p. m. in Hong Kong, China.  “That Gallery” is located at Unit F Superluck Inds Centre, 45-53 Sha Tsui Rd.  Refreshments will be provided.

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Toxic Goddess to Make Appearance at Sinnercon

June 3rd, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

This coming weekend Soonercon starts and Toxic Goddess will be in attendance at their annual Saturday night adult party Sinnercon!  Slated to appear will be Toxic Goddess Aello, Toxic Goddess Eclipse, New Toxic Goddess Loki and Toxic Goddess Oshun.  Other Toxic Goddesses may join them as well.  Toxic Goddess photographer Robert Henry and Toxic Goddess makeup artist Scott Van Eck will also be at the Toxic Goddess Sinnercon table.

SoonerCon is a fan run multi-genre convention held annually in Oklahoma City.  Soonercon starts June 4th and runs through Sunday June 6th at the Biltmore Hotel in Oklahoma City (401 South Meridian Avenue). Sinnercon is part of the convention and free for convention attendees.  Sinnercon starts at 9pm on Saturday and will have adult performances, art and vendors.

For more information about Soonercon or Sinnercon, please visit the official website at www.Soonercon.com.

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Toxic Goddess Photos from IAO’s Biting the Apple

June 2nd, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

Toxic Goddesses Dame Lebeau, Loki and Oshun

Toxic Goddess was on the wall (see the post on the show here) and in the house for this year’s Biting the Apple exhibit at the Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery.  In attendance was Toxic Goddess Oshun, Toxic Goddess Dame Lebeau and NEW Toxic Goddess Loki!  Toxic Goddess photographer Robert Henry is in the photos as well as Toxic Goddess body painter and makeup artist Scott Van Eck.

As you can see, there was more than enough flesh and fantasy to go around and, as usual, the show was a great night for adults in Oklahoma City!

Tell us what you think about the photos below!

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Podcast Interview with Toxic Goddess Dame Lebeau and Photographer Robert Henry

May 31st, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

Toxic Goddess Dame Lebeau and Toxic Goddess Photographer Robert Henry


This is a special presentation of an interview for the new podcast The Fetish Show.  It features a recent interview with Toxic Goddess photographer Robert Henry and Toxic Goddess Dame Lebeau, by Toxic Goddess photographer Dirk Hooper!  You’ll learn about how they met, the difficulties of working with nudity and the dangers of seeking out your roots (if they happen to be in Thailand).

It’s an interview that will give you a new insight into some of the personalities here on Toxic Goddess.  Listen to the podcast and tell us what you think!

[podcast]http://toxicgoddess.com/podcasts/20100530special.MP3[/podcast]

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Toxic Goddess Well Represented at “Biting the Apple”

March 25th, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

This year, the IAO’s Biting the Apple Erotic Art Show will feature the models and photographers of Toxic Goddess in high fashion.  Toxic Goddess photographers Robert Henry and Dirk Hooper will both have pieces in the show and the Toxic Goddesses who will be on the wall (if not in the gallery itself) are Toxic Goddess Eclipse, Toxic Goddess Oshun, Toxic Goddess Dame Lebeau (in two pieces), Toxic Goddess Cravyn, Toxic Goddess Selkie and Toxic Goddess Loki!  Toxic Goddess makeup artist Danger Darling and Toxic Goddess airbrush artist Scott Van Eck has work in the show as well.

Information on the show is below.  Come out and hang with Toxic Goddess!

IAO’s 19th Annual Biting the Apple Erotic Art Show

Individual Artists of Oklahoma will present their 19th annual erotic art show and fetish ball entitled “Cirque Fantastique” on Friday, March 26, and Saturday, March 27, from 7pm to midnight, at IAO Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan in the Film Exchange District of Oklahoma City.

Over the course of the two nights, this year’s Biting the Apple, “Cirque Fantastique,” will quite literally be a circus of fantasies that aims to explore how our fantasies are reflected in popular culture through movies, literature, and even modern myth. By providing an approachable and safe atmosphere, IAO hopes guests will come together in celebration of our fantasies to gain insights into eroticism through a wide array of individual artwork.

Friday, March 26 is the event’s Opening Party. Oklahoma artists will exhibit their erotic art in a combined invited artist and juried art show. The evening will also include erotic poetry readings, a fashion show, film and video screenings and performance art; as well as juror’s and people’s choice awards given for art submissions and IAO’s first ever YouTube video competition.

Saturday, March 27 will be a celebration like no other with the event’s popular Fetish Ball. Attendees are invited to dress as personal taste, fashion, and personal fantasy dictate. Look for artist-made costumes and décor to fit the “Cirque Fantastique” theme.

Join our circus of fantasies with street performers, an erotic dance-off and live peep shows. Both nights will include a cash bar and complimentary food donated by a few of Oklahoma City’s most excellent restaurants.

Tickets are $15 for each night or $25 for both nights.

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Full Conversion and What’s Next

February 22nd, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

I can’t tell you how happy I am right this moment.  I’m happy for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that I just got through with a major project that has been talked about, researched, tested, implemented and converted over about 14 months!  The project I’m talking about is converting the Toxic Goddess site to this new platform.

Each set had to be hand-converted to the new database, and the grand total is 139 sets!  Each set contains anywhere from 25 to over 300 photos!  The sets go back as far as the Summer of 2003 (a set I did titled “Dark Angel” with Toxic Goddess Dark Mistress).

If you like a particular model, go over to the tag cloud to the right and click on her name.  You’ll see all of her sets lined up from the most recent to her first.  If you like the work of a particular photographer or makeup artist you can do the same.  There is a also a search bar at the top of the site that you can use to look up your favorite set.  Most importantly, you can rate the sets and tell us what you think with the comment section (and the Goddesses can reply to what you post too).

I’ll be adding pages over the next few weeks, plus Goddess profiles and some other goodies (my work is never really done here… I have to take photos, work them and post them as well).  Every time you check back there should be more stuff added and refined.

Needless to say, I’m proud of the collection of erotic art photography that Robert and I have shot over the last seven years, and we have a lot of models and makeup artists and friends to thank for getting us to this point.  Thanks to you all!

Thanks also to the fans and members of the Toxic Goddess site.  You’re the ones who make all of this possible and we appreciate your opinions and your support.

Here’s to the next seven years!  (I think I’m going to go rest for a bit.)

Dream hard,
- Dirk Hooper
Co-Founder, Photographer and Webmaster
www.ToxicGoddess.com

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Toxic Goddess Loves You!

February 14th, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

It’s Valentine’s Day and Toxic Goddess loves you so much that we’re giving YOU the present.  Here is a brand new Valentine’s Day set featuring Toxic Goddess Eclipse with photography by Robert Henry and effects makeup by Scott Van Eck.  The set is not just free to members of the Toxic Goddess site, but everyone who visits!  Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Click here to see Toxic Goddess Eclipse in “Red Queen”!

If you like “Red Queen” a full set with three times the photos will be available to members of the site later this week.  Until then, enjoy the new set!

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