Welcome to Darling House.
The Darling House is Salon that curates and features the gap between artists on the fringe, erotica, sometimes pornography and mainstream cultural appreciations like movies, theatre, and dance. We are a candy store of smart, sexy treats for the discerning Hedonist.
Think of us as the Factory 2.0 — A collection of high and lowbrow art and artists. While we’ll be focusing on sexual and sensual art, images and ideas , we’ll be embracing a wide variety of flavors from all passionate creators. It’s our way of saying that intelligent, meaningful erotic thoughts and images are just as worthy as a painting or poetry. Times are a changing.
We are in Beta phase, but we aim to be in full manifestation in Summer of this year: 2012.
In doing this we have collected a cadre of creative spirits from many walks of the sexy life: Photographers, Models, Fetishists, Painters, Writers, Burlesque Dancers, Mentalists, Gamblers, Tattoo Artists, Strippers, Escorts, Pornstars, Musicians, Designers and other Wildflowers we may collect in our journey. Many of them are highly regarded in their fields, some are professionals, some are celebrities within their genres, and just as many are, wonderfully, brand new in life and their pursuit of happiness.
Think of Darling House as a magazine of regular contributors from writers, photographers, models and more as well as visiting artists who also show you what they do LIVE. See an photoshoot live, see an interview in real time. While there will be a healthy amount of existing content such as articles, photosets and webisodes to enjoy on our site, there will also be this streamed material for you to see. We intend for you to meet us, come to our parties and enjoy these very real, living breathing creators.
Darling House has been created in reaction to the anonymous, commercialized, and frankly, occasionally passionless tone that has overtaken so much of the erotica and pornography we consume. We want to create a more humanist and positive space for pornography to exist. Like all other parts of human culture, sexuality deserves to treated with the same intellectual curiosity and celebration. And exist side by side with other more accepted art and platforms.
We aim to be specific, personal and in communication with you, our friends and fans– What kind of person, (be it model, photographer, writer, dancer, painter, sculptor etc) dedicates themselves to creating art or projects about sex or desire? Or subtler themes? Or just dreamers. Is this acceptable? Who is an eroticist in 2011? The faces of these creators might surprise you.
On our site, you will get to know the Darling Family and the many beautiful and talented people who inhabit it through direct video chats and interviews with our contributors, or private one on one time with some of our gorgeous personalities: women and men both.
Also, we’re not going to shy away from “showing the strings” as they say, in that, we’re going to show us growing, good days and bad-to give you a glimpse into the experience of a creator (or group of creators) trying to make something new and hopefully, valuable. You’ll see downtown, behind the scenes interviews, live photoshoots that include the photographer, our films and watch us have lunch or read you a bedtime story.
It’s like Big Brother Mixed with Andy Warhol’s Factory mixed with 2012. Online.
So thanks for spending your time with us, stay tuned, and Welcome to the Darling House.
JM Darling, founder Darling House