The World's Best Photos of fetishcon - Flickr Hive Mind
Now in its fifteenth year, the St. Petersburg, Florida convention brings together the most popular fetish models for a weekend of fearless exploration, a safe space wherein amateur and advanced kink enthusiasts can discuss—and act upon— their desires. Photographer Arthur Drooker is somewhat of a convention expert, having visited gatherings designed for mermaids, My Little Pony fans, ventriloquists, and everything in between for his ongoing project Conventional Wisdom. He discovered Fetish Con while scouring the corners of the internet for his next subject, and found that the community welcomed him easily. Drooker had free reign to shoot all floors of the Hilton hotel that hosted the event, save for a private nighttime realm referred to as The Dungeon, in which no photographs were permitted. On the vendor floor, he observed as visitors were drug about on leashes, tickled into submission, and offered free sampling sessions with available vibrators.