Catwoman, Kitchen Sink Drama by Alva Bernadine

When I was a schoolboy I used to come home from school and watch the kitsch 60's Batman series on television starring Adam West. I loved Catwoman.
Catwoman, Kitchen Sink Drama | Alva Bernadine

When I was a schoolboy I used to come home from school and watch the kitsch 60’s Batman series on television starring Adam West. I loved Catwoman.

Not the cadaverous Ertha Kit, but Julie Newmar, who was my favourite Catwoman and she would give me a pubescent thrill. That tight catsuit!

I started using latex clothes due to my contact with Skin Two magazine. Years ago I won the Vogue/Sotheby’s Cecil Beaton Award. It was a contest for young photographers. I won with my series of shoes entitled, The Fetish. Someone suggested I should see the magazine. At the time they had a warehouse selling clothes from different designers and also ran club nights. I shot some shoes for them and as a result, they would send me free copies of the magazine. They kept inviting me to their club nights but it was strict dress code and I had no fetish gear.

One day I thought of an idea for an image and needed to find a model with pierced nipples. I decided to buy something to be able to get in the club, and rode to the warehouse on my bicycle. While I was in there my bike got stolen, which was ironic because only a couple of days before a friend was telling me that bike thieves were only interested in mountain bikes these days. I had to clop home by bus and tube in my cycling shoes, which are not designed for walking, carrying a pair of rubber shorts in a carrier bag.

I went to the club night and wrote about it in an essay, How to Become debauched While remaining a Virgin. I was struck by the inventiveness I saw there because as far as I was concerned, there were ready-made scenarios I could use in my photography, just sauntering by.

It was then that I started using latex clad models in my work. I found it easier to get models if I had outfits for them to wear. Not wanting to be known as just a fetish photographer, I later graduated to doing nudes.[Official Website]

Catwoman, Kitchen Sink Drama | Alva Bernadine

Catwoman, Kitchen Sink Drama | Alva Bernadine

Catwoman, Kitchen Sink Drama | Alva Bernadine

Catwoman, Kitchen Sink Drama | Alva Bernadine

Catwoman, Kitchen Sink Drama | Alva Bernadine

Catwoman, Kitchen Sink Drama | Alva Bernadine

Catwoman, Kitchen Sink Drama | Alva Bernadine

Catwoman, Kitchen Sink Drama | Alva Bernadine

More Stories

Pride and prejudici by Renata Dutrée

Pride and prejudici by Renata Dutrée

Pride and prejudici project was selected and published in our print edition 23. This ongoing series of studio portraits of young men is intended to challenge the viewer with social constructs that are centered around masculinity and femininity. Gender bias, gender roles and stereotypes can affect everyone negatively.
Gender identity; Lexi by Timothi Jane Graham

Gender identity; Lexi by Timothi Jane Graham

I first met Lexi at the beginning of her medical gender affirmation journey in December 2020. At 58 years old, she had identified and lived as a woman for decades behind closed doors. She was born and raised in Ecuador where the LGBTQ community faces intense discrimination which often ends in violence.
Metaversic world by Byoung Ho Rhee

Metaversic world by Byoung Ho Rhee

With the innovation of digital technologies such as artificial intelligence in the 21st century, the world of metaverse is being witnessed around our lives such as games and movies. The age of mixing virtual with reality. In the metaverse world, the cyberspace where virtual and reality are harmonized is called mixed reality MR.

Portrait Photography Awards

We invite you to participate in the first edition
of the Portrait Photography Awards. We are looking
for the best portrait for this year, 2023.

Our call is open to any artistic interpretation of portrait photography.

DEADLINE | FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023

PHOTO BY © JOSE GIRL
Border without limits by Monika Ruiz-Bernal

Border without limits by Monika Ruiz-Bernal

As far as I remember, I have always questioned my own identity, and in fact, the mere notion of identity. I was born and grew up in Bogota, Colombia, a South-America high-altitude city, spreading north to south, ranging from the poorest to the wealthiest neighborhoods, where the notion of classes is very vivid.
Mapusa Road Washermen by Henri Kartmann

Mapusa Road Washermen by Henri Kartmann

At daybreak, the light is splendid on the plain of Mapusa road. The laundry seems to float in the void. The laundry team is already hard at work. They are low caste people, none of them speak English, but after exchanging tea and cigarettes contact is established and I spend the morning with them.
Snow Journey by Mitsuharu Maeda

Snow Journey by Mitsuharu Maeda

Mitsuharu Maeda creates works based on the concept of journey. It's a more evocative landscape, with snow as a motif. This is because I believe that the severe yet beautiful snowy scenery, which has lost its color to the extreme due to monochrome,

Featured Stories

Favelas: the rhythm of change by Albertina d’Urso

Favelas: the rhythm of change by Albertina d’Urso

The favelas of Rio de Janeiro are mostly known for violence and drug trafficking. But, also if those problems still exist, life for most of the inhabitants has nothing to do with that. Favelas are becoming safer and better organized.
Michael David Adams ; Fashion photography

Michael David Adams ; Fashion photography

Michael David Adams’ Fashion photography has taken him around the world from beautiful Caribbean islands and breathtaking coast of Mexico, to exquisite European destinations like Paris, Venice, Nice, and Croatia to name a few..
Alternative family album by Frank Rodick

Alternative family album by Frank Rodick

These images are part of what I’ve called an “alternative family album.” With one exception, I constructed each work using vernacular photographs from archives discovered after my parents’ deaths.
Geometric lines, shapes, patterns and symmetry; Cityscape photography of Jon Deboer

Geometric lines, shapes, patterns and symmetry; Cityscape photography of Jon Deboer

I am a photographer and graphic designer based in Detroit, MI. I moved to the Metro Detroit area in 2006 to attend Lawrence Technological University, and graduated in 2010 with a BFA in Graphic Design
Jorge Fernandez ; Travel Photography

Jorge Fernandez ; Travel Photography

Jorge Fernandez was born and raised in the small Spanish town of Monzon. After finishing high school he moved to Madrid to get a technical engineering degree. In the late 90's he started to study film photography during a few years and after that he decided to do the jump to digital
Midwest Memoir by Michael Knapstein

Midwest Memoir by Michael Knapstein

There is a certain magic to the American Midwest. Honest. Modest. Understated. Sometimes unappreciated. Often overlooked. I created Midwest Memoir as a way to help others see the American Midwest in a whole new light.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/bannerpr.jpg

We invite you to participate in the first edition of the Portrait Photography Awards. Our call is open to any artistic interpretation of portrait photography.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BAnImage.jpg

ImageRights provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/mono2022.jpg

The best 100 images along with the winning images published in the yearly book “Monochromatic – Best Photographers of 2022”

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/banner24.jpg

Call For Entries #24 | After 23 editions and more than 100 published photographers, our print edition has proven to be a simply effective promotional channel.

Timo Heiny ; My Africa

Timo Heiny ; My Africa

He felt immediately in love with this "paradise which respired greatness and freedom", as Tanja Blixen described in her poetic souvenirs in "Out of Africa".
Nenka Ukraine by Dina Oganova

Nenka Ukraine by Dina Oganova

It was 2009 when i went first time in Kiev (capital) of Ukraine and was totally in love with this amazing country and lovely people.I think Ukrainians and Georgians has a lot of common. 2014 was the hardest and sadness year for this beautiful country
Heroes by Erberto Zani

Heroes by Erberto Zani

Acid attack survivors in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh most of the people called them “monsters” or, sometimes, “victims”. But they prefer to be considered “survivors”. For me are heroes.
Hyung S. Kim – Haenyeo: Women of the Sea

Hyung S. Kim – Haenyeo: Women of the Sea

The photographer, Hyung S. Kim who was inspired by the historical and geographical uniqueness of “Haenyeo” known as a female diver for living
Mike Ruiz, The photographer to the stars

Mike Ruiz, The photographer to the stars

Ruiz, who is of French Canadian and Filipino-Spanish ancestry,was born in Montreal in 1964, but raised in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada.
Mobile Photography by Star Rush

Mobile Photography by Star Rush

Star Rush is a Vietnamese American documentary and street photographer and writer, and an an advocate of mobile photography.

Trending Stories

Fine Art; Black and white of Pedro Díaz Molins

Fine Art; Black and white of Pedro Díaz Molins

My photography is characterized for simplicity and a treatment where the grays tones are very important. I try to remove all superficial elements and isolate the principal component.
Voidness by Maria Kokunova

Voidness by Maria Kokunova

This project has become a visual expression of my pregnancy journey and experience of giving birth. I've been child free for a long time. But one day I've understood that something inside me has changed
Hospital: Inside the another world by Ibrahim M.Iqbal

Hospital: Inside the another world by Ibrahim M.Iqbal

In the first half of the twentieth century hospital in industrial countries gradually became modern bureaucratic organization.This was accompanied by the change in diseases pattern in the society
Collection of portraits; Created Equal by Mark Laita

Collection of portraits; Created Equal by Mark Laita

In America, the chasm between rich and poor is growing, the clash between conservatives and liberals is strengthening, and even good and evil seem more polarized than ever before.
Moments by Alexander Desouza

Moments by Alexander Desouza

This photo series titled Moments was born out of my desire to capture people on the streets of Chicago. A moment or beat in life is very precious. The genre of street photography is best at telling stories through moments.
Colors & Photography; Cosmocolor by Carlo Traini

Colors & Photography; Cosmocolor by Carlo Traini

The first time a human being tried to communicate with an image he used a color, with which he colored his hand and covered entire walls with handprints, "signs" that from the depths of a cave have crossed millennia and now have come down to us: the first sign of awareness.
Logbook by Yanina Boldyreva

Logbook by Yanina Boldyreva

This project shows space surrounding me as the post-apocalyptic world. It has people, architecture, and only separate ruins which jut out of a ground indicate the past developments.
Portraits; Readheads by Jola Skóra

Portraits; Readheads by Jola Skóra

The Redheads project came into existence in an attempt to contend with the true principle or belief of photography. When exploring this problem it is often easier to answer the question “what is not photography?” than to accurately state what photography really is.
Visual meditation, The close embrace by Iveta Lazdina

Visual meditation, The close embrace by Iveta Lazdina

This visual meditation explores a grove of Silver Birches I frequent on daily walks near my home. Each image symbolically reflects my struggle to find balance amidst the turmoil of thoughts and emotions that arise when the forest's silence takes over.

Other Stories

stay in touch
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest stories, opportunities, calls and more.
We use Sendinblue as our marketing platform. By Clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use
We’d love to
Thank you for subscribing!
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
- Between 10/30 images of your best images, in case your project contains a greater number of images which are part of the same indivisible body of work will also be accepted. You must send the images in jpg format to 1200px and 72dpi and quality 9. (No borders or watermarks)
- A short biography along with your photograph. (It must be written in the third person)
- Title and full text of the project with a minimum length of 300 words. (Texts with lesser number of words will not be accepted)
This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Contact
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Get in Touch
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.