Plastification! is the title of the latest in the annual fetish calendar series produced by German creative couple Sarathustra and blende666, who are based in the city of Bochum in the Ruhr industrial area.
This fabric — typically polyurethane-coated nylon — is known in Germany rather more generically as Lack (the German word for coating, paint or varnish), hence the label calling itself Lackina.
We are the first to admit that the kind of fashion featured in Plastification! doesn’t get much coverage on The Fetishistas.
There are many reasons for this, one of which is the tendency among latex fans to dismiss plastic garments as cheap/vanilla/sex-shop versions of ‘proper’ fetish attire.
Another reason is that this kind of fashion tends to inspire only a fraction of the interest that latex does among the better fetish photographers.
As a result, there is a paucity of high quality photography available depicting the fabric.
The couple have worked with Lackina before, and in fact the outfits featured in Plastification! (which are combined with genuine translucent PVC) are from a series Sarathustra designed for the label a while back, called the Sarathustra’s Dreams Collection.
To create this calendar took a lot of time, says the model, who does much of the pre-production work as well as all post-production work on the images.
In total the couple spent about 350 hours on location scouting, working on accessories, ordering supplies, the shooting itself and doing the postproduction.
As usual, the 2017 Plastification! calendar is printed on heavy 250g/m² silk finish art paper. Pages are A3 format (297 x 420mm) with a page for each month and all Sundays highlighted in colour.
Plastification! costs €24.90 shipping, but is free to customers who buy one of the couple’s art prints at €150 or more from their DaWanda online store.
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As blende666 and Sarathustra live in Bochum and Lackina is in Dortmund, they decided to take several pictures in the coalmining area as both cities have connections with this old industry.
February: “There’s a special thing about pug dogs. In our view they’re so ugly that they become nice again. Something like minus x minus = plus.”
March: “We did this shot in Groningen city on a very warm summer day. I am wearing sheer nylons and six inch heels from Elite Heels.”
April: “To get this shot we walked up to a huge mining waste tip. We shot until the sun went down — and because it was completely dark when we were finished, we lost our way back. Round about midnight we finally found our car!”
May: “Catonium is a very nice BDSM party location in Hamburg (used by the GFB Weekend a few years ago). We hired the Accensio-Lounge, which is usually closed, to do this shot.”
June: “The Tiger & Turtle is a very interesting landmark in Germany’s coalmining area. It’s a huge sculpture, looking like a rollercoaster, but built with stairs.”
August: “We wanted to have a very rainy day and waited for several weeks. Usually it always rains in Germany but when we had to do the shot, it didn’t. In the end, we made this picture without any rain, and added it afterwards with Photoshop. It’s not the same, but unfortunately the Weather God didn’t listen to us.
September: “This picture is the only one many people might already know. It’s the Wedding Dress from the Sarathustras Dreams Collection, combined with a traditional Chinese wedding hairdo.”
October: “A hotel shoot with a combination of baroque, fetish and Barbie feel.”
November: “We really love Lackina’s straight black Body. For the shoot I combined it with a corset. The picture was taken at an old metallurgical factory.”
December: “The waterfall is real. We went to this impressive water installation around midnight and used only one flash and the illumination of the surrounding area to get this mystical flare.”