The model’s new home — and Terminal F’s HQ — is in Solingen, in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region. If that name has a familiar ring to it, it might be because this ‘city of blades’ is world-famous for its manufacture of fine swords, knives, scissors and cutlery.
Or it might be because Solingen has long been the home and business base of Marquis founder Peter Czernich.
Terminal F is not, let’s be clear, a Czernich project. But there are friendly connections between the two parties on various levels, including contributions by Peter of some galleries on the Terminal F site.
“I actually met my partner during the first photo shoot and video shoot for Peter’s Ninja Girls project,” Sister Sinister (aka Susanna) reveals. “So that’s how all of this started,”
Now she’s “neighbours with Mr Czernich himself” — something she says she could never have imagined before.
“I’m very happy and excited to have joined the gang here and of course being able to ask Peter for advice, or bask in his general knowledge of the fetish world is a real treat.
“He’s a really great person and always interesting to talk to. We’re like a little family here and it is a lot of fun indeed, both business-wise and privately.”
Launched at the end of January 2017, Terminal F provides a platform where fans of Sister Sinister and other models of similar quality can view thousands of photos, videos and private photo sets.
“And,” she says, “the best thing is that everybody can join it for free.”
The model showcase is merely the first phase of what the good Sister has in mind for Terminal F. Eventually she aims to provide a whole range of professional services to help fetish industry creatives (but especially models) obtain more benefit from their talents.
We’ll learn more about these wider plans later in this article. But even in its initial phase as ‘just’ a model site with a member zone, terminal-f.com is impressive.
The website already boasts exclusive ‘residencies’ for six well-known European fetish models. Aside from Sister Sinister herself, these are fellow Scandinavians Psylocke and Starfucked, plus Kay Morgan, Lotte LaVey and MadMoiselle Peachy.
Between them, these six are currently featured in a total of almost 200 galleries, videos and bonus photo sets, with each main photo gallery typically featuring 20-25 high quality 1280 x 1920px images from a single shoot.
How easy was it to persuade other big names to participate in the project?
“During the past years I and some other Swedish models were already talking about the industry situation and how we had so much work but didn’t get much back other than likes on Facebook, for example,” says Susanna.
“And there were definitely some things we wanted to change or things that could improve to keep us motivated and able to go on. So when I finally decided to do this, they were already a bit prepared. They felt there was not much to lose from trying, and it would be a good thing to do.”
Even so, things took quite a while to organise because Susanna was new to a lot of the legal admin tasks, such as working with big contracts and having legal people involved to make sure everything was correct.
“I had to learn more about picture rights and the legal aspects of things,” she says.
Fortunately her new partner is an established artist manager and developer who is also knowledgable in the field of entertainment law and artists’ rights, and experienced in dealing with big companies, and the music business in particular.
“So what he is doing now in our company is something he has been doing for the past ten years but in a different field, and he is excited to share his experience to improve what can be improved in our industry.
“Without him this would not have been possible. It’s a very fun ride to share this also with my partner!”
Sister Sinister adds that this was all “very new for the other models as well, to have to sign a contract where you give away a lot of your rights, which is definitely needed for us to be able to market them in a proper way.
“But overall everyone felt pretty confident, and I guess excited that something was happening that could
In addition to getting some of fetish modelling’s biggest hitters onboard for its launch, the Terminal F website also showcases several guest galleries. At time of writing, those guests are Jess Janssen, Marilyn Yusuf, Miss Mandy and Yeva Shiyanova.
For at least the first year of its life, the main model line-up on Terminal F will remain unchanged. But the guest zone will have rotating content with different models and photographers being featured.
“It’s kind of like a little research programme for newer people in the business, or artists that have been around for some time but wants to do something new,” Susanna explains.
“It will allow them to see how they get accepted by the market and fit in with the future plans of Terminal F — and if it suits them.”
As well as appearing on Terminal F as a resident model, Sister Sinister is one of its resident photographers.
She learnt how to photograph herself when it became desirable to do so in order to reliably supply a latex fashion label client with the pictures it wanted for its website, for which it was paying only in clothes.
She acquired the necessary studio self-portraiture skills surprisingly quickly, and soon she was shooting other models and being creative in Photoshop as well as taking care of the catalogue work that had originally prompted the move.
This progress from model to model/photographer undoubtedly helped prepare her for her role at Terminal F as a model/photographer/producer.
“I feel like I have more to give than only being on the model side of things, and producing content for both myself and others gives me an opportunity to work creatively in many more ways — and that for sure brings a lot of satisfaction.
She says: “My experience as a model definitely helps me be a better photographer and makes it easier to connect with the model and get the picture I am looking for.”
As she has already mentioned, basic membership of the Terminal F site is free. This gives immediate access to the free content in each portfolio, which in the case of the main models means the first three images in each gallery, and the first image in each bonus photo set.
On joining, members also get a batch of F-Coins — tokens you can spend to unlock some (but not all) of the locked content in a portfolio. It costs three F-coins to unlock an image in a gallery or bonus set, and ten F-Coins to unlock a video.
Loyal members will receive additional free F-Coins from time to time, but these tokens can also be purchased from the site’s shop (which also sells prints and calendars) in batches of 50, 100 or 250 at a cost of €9.99, €18.90 or €46.90 respectively.
However, if you’re an avid fan of one or more of the site’s main models (which, given the size of their followings, is not unlikely) and want to access all their content on the site, the only way to do it is to become a Premium Member.
Premium subscriptions at monthly rates of between €24.99 and €54.99 allow you to access all the content of one, two, four or all the model portfolios (with the top-priced ‘all’ option giving free access to the guest section as well).
Each subscription includes 50 F-Coins a month (which you can use to view other content you haven’t subscribed to), 20-plus updates per month, discount on selected products and a promised 360 degree content/VR option coming soon.
That’s all well and good, you may say, but what kind of content am I getting for my money? Specifically, what will I get that I can’t get elsewhere?
If you’re hoping the answer to this is “more explicit stuff than you’re generally accustomed to seeing from these models”, then you may be disappointed, as Terminal F is most assuredly not a porn site.
Fetish pin-up/glamour is probably the best way to describe what’s on offer. There’s a lot of latex (as you might expect) but other fetish fabrics and lingerie also figure. However, even partial nudity is pretty much off the menu.
Beyond this, the quality, quantity and exclusivity of the content are obvious attractions. You get access to a lot more of the kind of high-end imagery that, if you’re a fan, you already associate with and enjoy from these women.
And as Susanna explains, it’s work you won’t see anywhere else.READ MORE QUICK LINK:
ABOVE: Click preview and any thumbnail to view our selections from Terminal F model galleries
BELOW: This Terminal F trailer gives a quick taster of the video clip style in the model portfolios
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