I have decided to make use of my platform by interviewing some friends I have made (usually of some noteworthiness) in the Lifestyle. I have asked quite a few already, but I am going to start this with a friend who is also a fetish photographer: Darque de Sade of Indigo Blaque Studios. Now, on with the interview.’
5 Questions with Darque de Sade
1) Who is Darque_de_Sade?
2) How did you get into the Scene/Lifestyle?
I was able to put a name to what felt and enjoyed when I was 17. Due to lack of an outlet for WIITWD at the time (pre-internet) I was a bit lost as there was no one I knew of that I could talk to or learn from. After years of being true to myself when I could I came across Black BEAT and considered myself a true part of the scene.
3) What is your claim to fame in the scene? i.e What are you known for?
If I went by what people say, it would have to be my photography (some people think I’m good). I own Indigo Blaque Studios, a photography and graphics firm. We’ve launched the Indigo Blaque Project, which is dedicated to featuring women of color in kink in a way befitting their beauty.
4) When composing your photographs, what do you try to keep in mind?
Realism. I have 2 fan bases (I hate that term), those who like the beauty and art of my work and those who seek the beauty and authenticity of the scene portrayed. I feel as long as I’m real about what I’m doing everything else falls into place.
5) What is important?
My religion, my family and loved ones, I tend to stick to the basics. Success would be nice being able to beat some ass all week would be great but in the end I have what I need.