Steve Diet Goedde Subscription Mini-Prints are a great new way to collect the work of the famed Los Angeles fetish photographer — in affordable monthly editions.
For $10 a month ($15 outside the US) including shipping, subscribers will automatically receive a new mini-print every month. The prints measure 3.75 x 5in (95 x 125mm) and are signed and numbered.
Steve sent us the first three prints — the August, September and October releases featuring models Lauren WK, Sydney Grey and Aria Giovanni, shown in the banner above — to examine.
As one would expect from a Goedde product, the images are printed on high quality stock. In addition, each comes protected by its own transparent plastic sleeve.
A nice touch is that each also comes with a separately printed descriptive caption that you could affix to the back of the print or alongside it in an album, or just keep with the print inside its envelope.
if you wanted to be really flash, Goedde Subscription Mini-Prints prints could even be used as actual postcards — though we suspect the Aria Giovanni one might raise a few eyebrows in postal depots.
The captions provide not just the date and location of the shoot but — again in typical Goedde fashion — an accompanying anecdote that gives a sense of the circumstances in which each image was created.
We learn, for example, that the 2011 shoot of Lauren WK in West LA was styled by none other than Katja (aka Fräulein) Ehrhardt,
the talented German latex designer and photographer behind High Gloss Dolls.
Another talented photographer, Dave Naz, provided his mother’s backyard in Beverly Hills for Steve’s 2000 shoot with Sydney Grey. The image itself had lain overlooked for 20 years until Steve rediscovered it when compiling images for his latest book Extempore.
The photo of famed fetish and erotic model/actress Aria Giovanni was shot at Dave Naz’s house (where Steve did many shoots), and is a reverse angle of the more familiar photograph from the same shoot.
Steve mentions that he first met Aria at LA’s legendary fetish emporium, Stockroom in 1999 — the year he began working there to help support his artistic endeavours.
He lost that job of 21 years this March, and now, he reveals, “I’m struggling to get by via my photography since jobs are scarce (and unsafe) due to the pandemic.”
So these Goedde Subscription Mini-Prints are also a worthwhile and low-cost way to support a much-admired artist who, like many of our favourite creatives in the fetish world, has been hit hard by the pandemic.
Subscriptions are available via Steve’s Big Cartel site below. And new subscribers who want to start their collections from the first issues can order the above three back-prints separately.