About this Archive
Matt Spike is a fetish artist who uses video, photography, and human installations to illustrate his view of fetishism, queer identity, and homoeroticism. His work is full of ideas and concepts relating to submission and dominance and the superficiality of sexuality; a politically-minded person, he likes to include an edge in most of his images and believes taboos should always be challenged. As an admirer of subculture, he gravitates towards left-field, bizarre tastes in sexual practice.
As an artist, the fuel in Matt’s engine is his drive to create “kinky art and push it further than we thought imaginable". Matt has street cred: “I started working as a leather escort at 22 years old. At that time, not many young kids were domming, and his mind was still young, getting warped quickly by exposure to fantasies of death, suffering, humiliation, exhibition, and voyeurism.
Matt was the winner of the MorePIXX International Fetish Photography Contest in 2008 and has appeared in Gay Times, Alphatribe, Attitude, Boner Magazine, BOX Magazine, The Guardian, Libération, Advocate, Drummer, QX Magazine, and Boyz Magazine. He has also exhibited work in London, Los Angeles, Detroit, Berlin, and elsewhere.
More information about Matt and his work is available at: mattspike.com/
Scope and Content
124 jpgs of photographic images by Matt Spike, 2014-2018; 76 tiff files of images by Matt Spike featured in publications such as QX, QXMen, Dirty Boyz, and Boyz, along with flyers and promotional material featuring his work for Recon, Hard On, Manchester Leather Weekend, Fetish Week London, UK Leather Pride and MSC London, with features and interviews, 2014-2018.
124 jpg files, 76 tiff files