Photos and interview by Helen Tinna
Fantasy Makers is an East Bay adult playhouse that brings one’s fetishes and fantasies to life. Photojournalist Helen Tinna interviews Patience Morgan, a professional dominatrix at Fantasy Makers. Morgan talks about what it means to be a professional dominatrix and explains how she likes it.
- Friday, February 21, 2014, After a hard spanking session with one of her regular clients, Ruby inspects her bruised backside in the mirror. Ruby works out of the Fantasy Makers fetish playhouse as a performance artist.
- Thursday, December 4, 2014, A rubber fist hides beneath a pile of "Large Dildi" in a drawer back stage at Fantasy Makers, a fetish playhouse based out of the Easy Bay.
- Thursday, December 4, 2014, Panties and heels line the walls of the "Big Girls Closet", a collection of dress-up clothes for male clients who want to come and dress as women.
- Thursday, December 4, 2014, A drawer of well organized spanking implements in the back room of Fantasy Makers features such items as a rubber chicken, a flip-flop on a stick, book spines and a heavy cutting board.
- Monday, November 24, 2014, A Fantasy Maker fills out her client card after a session, where she gives a brief description of how things went, and perhaps some fun ideas for next time.
- Thursday, December 4, 2014, Fake breast inserts line the walls of the "Big Girls Closet," a collection of dress-up clothes for male clients who want to come and dress as women.
- Thursday, December 4, 2014, Whips, floggers, brushes, clamps and soft mitts line the inside of the prop closet in one of the Fantasy Makers session rooms.
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014, Patience (Left ) smokes a cigarette and chats with one of her regulars, Bacchus, on the back deck at Fantasy Makers.
- Thursday, December, 4 2014, Costumes hang from lockers in the dressing room of Fantasy Makers, a fetish playhouse based in Easy Bay.
- Monday, November 24, 2014, Fantasy Maker, Aslan sorts through a drawer of stockings to get ready for her next scene. She was asked to dress in school girl attire, and takes her time deciding on the details of her costume.
- Friday, February 21st 2014, Ruby braces herself against the bed as she gets spanked with a heavy rubber paddle, at the Fantasy Makers fetish playhouse where she works. This session with on of her regular clients is legal, and does not include any actual sex.
- November 26, 2014, Mistress Patience Morgan answers the client phone at Fantasy Makers, a fetish playhouse in the East Bay. Clients are required to call and describe what it is that they want to do in their session prior to arriving. They are then matched with one of the women on staff, based on which ladies are working, and which would be most interested in that particular scene.
- February 16, 2014 Ruby Morgan gets ready in the backstage bathroom at Fantasy Makers, a fetish playhouse based out of the East Bay. A drying rack of recently washed dildos and whips can be seen behind her. For her sessions, Ruby usually likes to wear nightgown, or some kind of slip, with thigh highs and a garter.
- November 24, 2014, Resident den mother, Lorrett, helps a Fantasy Maker attach her garter. She is in the process of getting dressed up as a school girl. She says that although today's outfit is reletively risqué, clients will often request realistic, unflattering uniforms, complete with large grandmotherly panties. "I always put the underwear on the front" she said, explaining that this way, you don't have to take off the garter to get undressed.
- November 24, 2014, Lorrett (right), gives a tour to Alice, a newcomer to Fantasy Makers. Here, Lorrett breaks down a chart listing the preferences of the women who work at the playhouse. On the left, a name is listed, and on top, are some of the more common scene requests. The corresponding dots that intersect the columns of names and fetish activities indicate each lady's comfort level with the each named scene theme. For instance, a red dot beneath "Adult Baby" means that this particular Fantasy Maker does not want anything to do with clients who want to dress in diapers and prevent to be infants. If however, she put a yellow dot, that would demonstrate that she might participate in a scene like this under the right circumstances. Yellow dots often come with notes specifying these conditions. The most popular condition for doing an adult baby scene? "No Poop."
- Monday, November 24, 2014 Clem applies eyeliner before a scene in the back dressing room of Fantasy Makers, a fetish playhouse in the East Bay.
- Friday, February 21, 2014, After binding, whipping, pinching and scratching one of her regular clients, Ruby gives him a hug, to reconnect before switching the the part of the scene where she will submit to him. Ruby works out of the Fantasy Makers fetish playhouse as a performance artist.
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014, Ruby (left) kisses her daughter Patience a kiss at the Fantasy Makers fetish playhouse in the east bay. Patience was working on her needlepoint stitching between sessions, when her mother, who also works there, stopped in to say hello.