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Toxic Goddess Dame Lebeau in “Mermaid Reloaded” by photographer Dirk Hooper

May 3rd, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

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Photographer – Dirk Hooper
Model – Toxic Goddess Dame Lebeau
Rigging – Master David M. and Master Chewy
Shot – May 2009

Comments

This is a bonus set that I have revisited and reworked.  There were a couple of things I wanted to play with on this set and I’m really glad that I worked on it again.

I think this captures the set much better than ever before.

If you’d like to see the original comments, you can easily find the other set by searching for “mermaid”.

- Dirk Hooper


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Toxic Goddess Selkie in “Zing” by photographer Dirk Hooper

April 14th, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

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Photographer – Dirk Hooper
Model – Toxic Goddess Selkie
Rigging – David M
Shot – March 2009
Comments

This is the first part of three small fetish updates from me featuring Toxic Goddess Selkie.  I do a lot of short sets where I have a concept that I’m trying to capture to use in an art show.  This set was a simple bondage set with Shibari Master David M.

Selkie is fantastic as a bondage model because she brings such enthusiasm and flexibility to a set.  Even tied up she manages more creative poses than most models!

This set produced a piece that became one of my halftone canvas prints and travelled to the Dirty Show in Detroit Michigan.  It may also end up at an upcoming show in Allentown Pennsylvania.

- Dirk Hooper


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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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Toxic Goddess Aello in “Chisel” by photographer Dirk Hooper

March 11th, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

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Photographer – Dirk Hooper
Model – Toxic Goddess Aello
Makeup – Model
Shot – March 2009
Comments

This is an addendum to the “Tease and Deny” set that I offered last year.  Aello still had a mesh body-stocking on at the end of that shoot and this shoot began with her ripping that stocking off.  However, what we got when that body stocking came off was an amazing classic nude study, rendered in black and white.  In fact, if you look closely, you can still see the pattern of the stocking, which I think makes this set even more interesting.

I actually like this small set better than the original higher-concept shoot because of its simplicity and power.  I think Aello looks every bit the Goddess in this set… like she’s chiseled out of marble.

- Dirk Hooper


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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 Vanity in “Alchemy Part Two” by photographer Dirk Hooper

February 22nd, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

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Photographer – Dirk Hooper
Model – Toxic Goddess Vanity
Makeup – Model
Shot – May 2008
Comments

This is the second set from the Alchemy shoot that I ran in December. I felt like it was so different from the rest of the set that I worked it different and present it as an adjunct.

I love the “spotlight” effect on this set! Vanity looks super hot, as usual.

- Dirk Hooper


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Toxic Goddess Selkie in “Domestic Goddess” by photographer Dirk Hooper

February 22nd, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

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Photographer – Dirk Hooper
Model – Toxic Goddess Selkie
Makeup – Model
Shot – May 2009
Comments

I’ve run several sets that were shot close to this kitchen already. Selkie and I knew that we wanted to do a shoot with this oven as soon as we saw it, but we wanted it to be done right. When I found out that the old oven was on its last legs we set up this shoot immediately. I mean, come on… look at that thing! It’s like finding the Ark of the Covenant!

In high-end photography there is a person called the Art Director, who works on all the costumes and set design and makeup to create a cohesive look. In this set Selkie was the Art Director. It was her kitchen, with all the extra special touches, she picked out the dress and the apron, plus did her own hair and makeup. The pearls were a nice touch too.

I chose a lighting set-up that would allow me to get an antique look and pumped some yellow light into the ceiling to age the set. The final touch was to desaturate the photos so they looked 60 years old. I think the final look of these photos are a suitable homage to the era that oven was created.

You’ll have to excuse my occassional shots of the stove and the kitchen. Those photos are for Selkie and me. If you like still life shots, then they’re for you too!

Once again, Selkie shows that she’s adept at telling a story through her expressions. I’ll also add that she really made tea and chocolate chip cookies while we shot this set… AND they were both excellent.

Art Director, model and chef… not bad for one evening!

- Dirk Hooper


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Toxic Goddess Vanity in “Alchemy” by photographer Dirk Hooper

February 22nd, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

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Photographer – Dirk Hooper
Model – Toxic Goddess Vanity
Makeup – Model
Shot – December 2007
Comments

This shoot is pure pin-up and Vanity brought her bedroom eyes for this set. There are a lot of shots that look like Olivia painted them, but she doesn’t typically bring the darkness like I do.

Vanity really took to this environment and picked the perfect outfit. That attitude of hers was on full display and it makes for a fantastic set.

For a shoot in such a small confined environment I snapped a lot of photos on this one… so much so that I actually have another smaller set from this that I’ll run sooner or later. Vanity stood up for about a third of the shoot and the whole look and style changed. I’ve worked the photos so they could show up any time.

A photo from this set was part of my Fetish Project exhibition in Belgium, and it has the distinction of being chosen for the posters and postcards for the show. I can’t tell you how I felt running around Brussels, into all the little fetish boutiques and music shops, and seeing our work on display in a foreign European city.

That alone makes this set very special to me.

- Dirk Hooper


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Toxic Goddess Dame Lebeau in “Silence Breaks Your Heart” by photographer Dirk Hooper

February 17th, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

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Photographer and Rigging – Dirk Hooper
Model – Toxic Goddess Dame Lebeau
Makeup – Model
Shot – September 2009
Comments

There are two types of models in the world. The type of model who you have to cajole into taking chances, or doing something different – and Dame Lebeau, who digs through my toy bag to see what new things I have.

In this case, she found a ball gag.

It’s always a pleasure to work with someone who pushes me to create artwork without a net. She turns in another stellar performance, and I got a great set… without any cajoling.

- Dirk Hooper


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Toxic Goddess Selkie in “Spotlight” by photographer Dirk Hooper

February 17th, 2010 | By Dirk Hooper

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Photographer and Rigging – Dirk Hooper
Model – Toxic Goddess Selkie
Makeup – Model
Shot – April 2009
Comments

Selkie got a hold of a house right before the owners moved in and I really liked this large living room and those great drapes. Any time I can shoot in a large space I just think it takes things to another level and the drapes were very dramatic.

We have a couple of Toxic Goddesses who enjoy bondage for their own reasons, and Selkie is always up for a bondage shoot (I think she likes bondage because she enjoys playing the escape artist). I did a simple rig on her and lit the set with one stark spotlight.

This set reminds me a lot of the shoot we did on the first night we shot together several years ago… except she’s a better model and I’m better at both bondage and photography now. Selkie absolutely kills with those looks on her face.

A photo from this set was in the Netherlands show “Siberia” and recently in my solo exhibition at “Tribal Fire”.

What you don’t see here is Selkie doing her escape act. She was pretty impressive getting out of this bondage. I learned a lot by watching her get out… it won’t be as easy next time!

- Dirk Hooper


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