Where do you go to find new fetish artists? Or have a look at images or gifs or videos for your free porn habit? I’ve always been a Tumblr girl. Many kinksters find plenty on Pinterest or even Instagram, although both really don’t like anything sexual. Show even the hint of nipple, and you could get booted.
No matter where you go for your kinky imagery, it’s likely you’ve seen cartoons, photographs, and images older than you are - or in an older style. Have you ever wondered where it came from or who did it? Me too.
Take a look at five fetish artists you’ve probably never heard of and remember that fetish art wasn’t born the day the first kinky person took a selfie...
5 Fetish Artists You've Never Heard Of
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Think you might have a foot or stocking fetish? Elmer Batters could be the reason. He was a photographer back in the 1960s and those were his specialties. In the beginning, Batters self-published his work. As foot, stocking, and nylon fetishes grew in popularity, he found that plenty of magazines wanted to share his work.
Everybody has their thing, and for cartoonist and photographer Eric Stanton, his was female dominance. A contemporary of Batters, you’ll often find their work on display together. Hmmm, a Domme who tortures her submissives by denying them her feet (a la Batters) - I can definitely see that being a fetish for someone.
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Gene Bilbrew was an African-American cartoonist who went by several pseudonyms: ENEG, Bondy, and Van Rod. His specialty was forced feminization of men. Most of his work was done in the 1950s.
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Tom of Finland
As an erotic, kinky, and gay fetish art icon, Tom of Finland was either one of the most hated or revered artists to ever come from Finland. Either way, he had a clear and specific style that harkens back to the beginnings of the gay leather community that gave birth to the Old Guard style of kink.
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The most contemporary artist on this list. His style takes you back in time but is no less erotic or kinky. He’s a comic book writer and artist. A well-known fetish artist with a focus on pan-sexuality and BDSM in fantasy or science fiction settings.
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Kayla Lords is a freelance writer, sex blogger, and a masochistic babygirl living the 24/7 D/s life. Follow her on her website or on Twitter @Kaylalords.