Mistress Leia, a dominatrix in Paris

Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay and S&M play with submissives and clients in her Parisian apartment. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay and S&M play with submissives and clients in her Parisian apartment. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs with one of her submissives. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay and S&M play with submissives and clients in her Parisian apartment. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay with a Belgian performance artist. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay with her submissives in Parisian Squat Le Bloc. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay with her submissives in Parisian Squat Le Bloc. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay with a Belgian performance artist. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay solo. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay with a Belgian performance artist. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia and shaibari master poses with her tools in her Parisian apartment. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia collects ID photographs of herself through the years. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay with her submissives in Parisian Squat Le Bloc. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay with her submissives in Parisian Squat Le Bloc. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay with a Belgian performance artist. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay with her submissives in Parisian Squat Le Bloc. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs S&M play with submissives and clients in a “dungeon”, a parking garage in a Parisian basement. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay and S&M play with submissives and clients in her Parisian apartment. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs foot torture for a client with a foot fetish and his mistress. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay and S&M play with submissives and clients in her Parisian apartment. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay in an abandoned pig abattoir outside Paris with a parisian musician. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay in an abandoned pig abattoir outside Paris with a parisian musician. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay in an abandoned pig abattoir outside Paris with a parisian musician. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs S&M play with submissives and clients in a “dungeon”, a parking garage in a Parisian basement. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay in an abandoned pig abattoir outside Paris with a parisian musician. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay with her submissives in Parisian Squat Le Bloc. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales
Parisian dominatrix Mistress Leia performs suspension ropeplay solo. Photograph © Dean Hutton. No Archives. No Sales

Dean’s Bed

Dean’s Bed is Love, intimacy, dreams, longing, conceit, queerness, identity, authenticity and beauty. 
Made by Dean Hutton, with people, not of subjects – Chosen family, old friends, new friends, artists. Working, playing, with the participants to reveal, but not capture, ultimate expressions of self… a naked… bare self that holds agency. Shifting photographer to participant, creating relationships and abandoning distance. 
Making Love. 
Like much of the artist’s work, this series of intimate portraits challenges what is “normal” outside of binary concepts of gender, embracing fluidity and a comfortable expression of difference. These issues of difference are particularly complex within an African context where Hutton’s white skin often places them as foreign to the continent while belonging nowhere else. Hutton deals deeply with the issue of whiteness in much of their work, particularly in their attempt to deconstruct the destructive possibilities of the white gaze and working with participants, never subjects, to disrupt the power relationships in the act of photography.

Dean’s Bed was presented at the 2014 Liste ArtFair Basel and FNB Joburg Artfair by Maria Fidel Regueros and ROOM gallery.