by Tyler Mazaheri

I consider myself a fetish artist; be it through photography, film and writing - this is who I am. -Rick Castro

The ‘King of Fetish’, Rick Castro, is bringing the gritty realities behind fetish culture to the forefront with the help of Tom of Finland store, debuting never-before-seen photographs in the store’s latest online exhibition titled RICK CASTRO: GLORY HOLE. Beginning June 26, 2019 through September 2019, the exhibition will showcase selections of photographs from different stages of the artist’s expansive portfolio. Documenting all forms of fetish and BDSM desires, Castro’s 30-year body of work—spanning from 1993 thru 2019—delivers a comprehensive rendition of the fetish world. Subjects range from “desert bikers, intimate BDSM scenes, the male form, outtakes from commissioned fashion shoots and portraits.” In a day-and-age so covertly saturated with censorship, spanning throughout every facet of our social existences, the exhibition stands as a big “fuck you” to American society and the silence it instills. Castro states; If we accept these restrictions as a community, we’re doomed. FUCK CENSORSHIP!

For more information and to shop the items visit the Tom of Finland store

Photos by Rick Castro