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Fetish Photographer Dirk Hooper Wins Award and Has Two Photos Chosen in Art Scene Today Exhibition

Press release November 4, 2009 Culture

World-renowned fetish photographer Dirk Hooper had two pieces chosen for Art Scene Today's "Erogenous Zones" international juried competition.

OKLAHOMA CITY, November 3, 2009 – World-renowned fetish photographer Dirk Hooper had two pieces chosen for Art Scene Today’s “Erogenous Zones” international juried competition.  The exhibition will be available for view on Art Scene Today’s website for the month of November and showcases erotic art from New York, Virginia, California, Colorado and Oklahoma, to places as far away as Hawaii and Germany. 

Dirk Hooper’s photo “Pink Kitty” won a third place award in the “Erogenous Zones” exhibition and features Austin Texas professional dominatrix Mistress Kitty.  The piece was culled from a series of fetish photos taken over a day-long session.  “I really enjoyed working with Mistress Kitty and it’s great to just have one of our photos accepted into the show, but to have the piece win an award too is very exciting,” Hooper said. 

Hooper’s second photo accepted into the show is “Inked” with Toxic Goddess Dame Lebeau.  “Inked” has the distinction of being accepted into three different juried shows.  The piece was also a part of the Individual Artist’s of Oklahoma “Biting the Apple” exhibition earlier this year and last month’s “Dirty Show 10.5” in Detroit Michigan.  “I’m proud to share this accomplishment with Dame Lebeau.  It’s so much fun to work with her that she makes my job very easy,” said Hooper. 

“Erogenous Zones” will be available to view during the month of November at the Art Scene Today website located at  Dirk Hooper will be the featured artist for one week starting November 23rd which includes a large representation of the “Pink Kitty” photo, an artist’s statement, bio and a short interview available on the site.  Shortly following the “Erogenous Zones” show the work of all participating artists will be published in an exhibition catalog.

If you are interested in an interview with Mistress Kitty, Toxic Goddess Dame Lebeau or Dirk Hooper, please contact [email protected].

Art Scene Today was created to give emerging artists around the globe a needed forum for exposure through themed online juried competitions and exhibitions. It's for artists, art buyers and galleries to  use as a networking venue, a marketing tool, a forum for the exchange of ideas and a showcase for contemporary art. It's a gallery for the best work of emerging artists. It's a destination for art makers and art lovers around the world.  

Dirk Hooper is a world renowned fantasy and fetish photographer, fine artist, graphic designer and writer whose work has been described as “forbidden tales to rival the likes of H.P. Lovecraft and the Marquis de Sade.”  Dirk’s publishing credits include such diverse media as comic books, music CDs, art books and slick fetish magazines.  He has also cultivated a reputation as a fine artist in established venues like the prestigious Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum and as an underground visionary in galleries like the Electric Chair, “the Dirty Show” in Detroit, “Fetish Project” in Brussels, Belgium and “Siberia” in Utrecht, the Netherlands.  Dirk has work in the permanent collection of the Kinsey Institute based at Indiana University.  Dirk is the CEO of Sight Key Studios Incorporated, a photography studio and media company based in Oklahoma City.