DETROIT, MICHIGAN, September 23, 2009 – Fantasy and fetish photographer Dirk Hooper will have the piece titled “Inked” on display at Dirty Show 10.5 this coming weekend. The Dirty Show, currently celebrating its tenth anniversary, is a juried international erotic art exhibition that presents artwork of over 200 artists from around the world. This is Dirk Hooper’s fourth appearance at the event.

“Inked” is an extremely limited edition giclee print, custom printed by award-winning fine artist Robert Henry. The piece features a photograph of Toxic Goddess Dame Lebeau in a pose that showcases the extensive tattoo artwork the model has on her naked back. The process Dame Lebeau goes through to select an artist for her work is very important, “I first realize an image that I simply can’t get out of my head and take it to one of my artists to plan out placement and style. Trust is a big part of it.” Dame Lebeau notes, “My John Lennon portrait was done by Kat von D in Dallas and my back piece of Krishna and Radha is the genius of Eric Poland at Electric Eye Tattoo in Tulsa.”

The collaborative efforts of model Dame Lebeau and photographer Dirk Hooper have yielded work that has been displayed in galleries and events across America and Europe. Dame Lebeau says, “There is an ease when it comes to working with Dirk Hooper. He makes me feel comfortable and is always open to any ideas or lack of ideas I have about a shoot. We gained many great images from our projects together and I am hoping for many more to come.”

“Inked” will be on display at Dirty Show 10.5, September 25th – September 27th, and again October 2nd and October 3rd at Bert’s Warehouse Theater, located at 2739 Russell Street, in Detroit, Michigan. In addition to erotic artwork, the event will have performances from burlesque troupes and various other activities. For more information about the Dirty Show, please visit the official website

Toxic Goddess Dame Lebeau and photographer Dirk Hooper are both available for interviews through Sight Key Studios. Please make inquiries through

Dirk Hooper is a world renowned fantasy and fetish photographer, fine artist, graphic designer and writer whose work has been described as “forbidden tales to rival the likes of H.P. Lovecraft and the Marquis de Sade.” Dirk’s publishing credits include such diverse media as comic books, music CDs, art books and slick fetish magazines. He has also cultivated a reputation as a fine artist in established venues like the prestigious Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum and as an underground visionary in galleries like the Electric Chair, “Fetish Project” in Brussels, Belgium and “Siberia” in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Dirk has work in the permanent collection of the Kinsey Institute based at Indiana University. Dirk is the CEO of Sight Key Studios Incorporated, a photography studio and media company based in Oklahoma City.


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