Ms. Victoria Mares Interview
When you look in the mirror and see yourself, who is Victoria Mares?
I’m a “throwback” I’ve always felt I was born in the wrong decade. Most of my tastes in fashion, music and culture are rooted in late 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s. So that’s who I am, someone who stands out because I’m quite different. On a less superficial level, I’m very creative and always eager to get started on the next project. That’s why I enjoy taking photos. It’s very satisfying to have an idea and then see it all come together.
How do you think other people see you? Who is Victoria Mares to your friends or maybe even strangers?
To my friends I’m an “old soul”…with great taste in music. Now I’m just embellishing! I just dyed my hair pink so strangers either look at me like I’m awesome or extremely strange. I love both reactions. In all seriousness though, I’m polite as fuck.
Being a “Throwback” girl, where does the Fetish photography come from? How did you get started?
I’m a huge fan of vintage pin-up girls. On top of that erotic imagery has always intrigued me. It was a natural progression that lead me to turn the camera on to myself.
It all started with me selling a pair of shoes online back in 2008. I had a little too much fun photographing myself modeling my pumps. I was shoe-popping and dipping. There was toe-cleavage galore. Needless to say I caught the attention of a few fetishists. Hah!
Speaking of friends, do your friends and family know about your fetish photography? Are they supportive?
My closest friends & family are well aware of my fetishist side. Not everyone is fully supportive and they don’t have to be. To each their own.
Do you enjoy fetishism in your own life? (which ones and how)
I’m a fetishist; I enjoy having kink in my life every single day. I express it primarily in the way I dress. Putting on something that I find erotic instantly transforms my mood. I am the kind of person that needs eroticism in plain view at all times. It keeps me inspired.
My favorite thing to wear when I want to indulge in my fetish is hosiery. I wear it as often as I can. Even if I’ve worn heels or sandals with bare legs and feet all day, at night I will change into some pantyhose. The feeling is delicious. This is especially true if I’m going out. My favorite way to wear hosiery lately is under jeans. I feel like I’m hiding a naughty little secret. It’s a lot of fun and gives me a thrill; that’s the point of indulging in a fetish, after all.
Your fetish photography is tasteful and at the same time sexually alluring. You generously share it with the fetish community. In doing so, you have created a huge fan base. Why sell your personal items on eBanned?
Thank you. I love sharing my photography so it’s great people appreciate it. Selling my personal items to other fetishists is part of how I keep kink in my everyday life. It’s an alternative way to have fetishists worship my feet, since I don’t do live sessions. I love the power-play involved in selling my items. I enjoy putting auctions together and then interacting with other fetishists; it’s a blast. I don’t sell on ebanned too often. I prefer to offer quality vs. quantity. I always go back because it’s a super fun thing for me; I can’t wait to post my next auction!
You are both a Photographer and Model, what challenges do each bring and if you had to choose one over the other, which one would you choose?
The challenge is exactly that, being both model & photographer. It’s fun but challenging when it comes to focusing the lens and posing, even with a tripod and shutter release! I’d choose photography over modeling, I like to see my vision come together.
Being a fetish model that has chosen to be recognizable by showing her face in photos, do you worry about your privacy? Have you ever been approached?
I value my privacy yet realized early on that putting myself “out there” would inevitably compromise some of that privacy; it comes with the territory. I’ve never been approached, maybe if I lived in a big city and were doing more fetish work.
I imagine you get a lot of e-mails from your fans, what request stands out the most?
When I first started making clips I had someone contact me about a tip-toe fetish they had. It was awesome but I never realized how hard it is to tip-toe around until I did an 8 minute clip of just tip-toeing! Haha! I should re-shoot it sometime…but maybe only do a 3 minute clip. It’s hard work on the ankles!
What lines won’t you cross when it comes to the fetish world?
Lines I won’t cross? I don’t do in person sessions/meet ups. I don’t venture out of the foot fetish, femdom, findom and hosiery fetish realm. I don’t do anything that could be considered hard core.
What do you do for fun, outside of the fetish world?
I like to see live music and travel. Weekend road trips are what I live for.
When it comes to travel, where have you been in the world?
I’ve been to countries in Asia, Africa and South America. My favorite place was Fiji because the ocean was just pulsating with life. Each place I’ve visited was so special. I wish I had been into photography the was I am now back then! I guess that just means I have to go back and visit all those (or at least some of those) places again. =)
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
I’d like to spend at least one month in Spain and one month in France….I’m easy to please;-)
What do you want your fans to know about you?
I want my foot-fans & friends to know I’m incredibly grateful for their continued support. I started sharing my clips online years ago, I didn’t think too many people would be watching. I just wanted to better showcase the shoes I was selling! I had no clue people were enjoying my clips and actually had fetishes for the things I did without really thinking about it ( like dangling, dipping and shoe-play). I’m always amazed when someone lets me know they’ve been a fan since my “lindy87″ days! It’s awesome!
Out of all the questions asked, what did we miss?
We covered a lot! I can’t think of anything we’ve missed.
More Information on Victoria:
Height: 5’5″ | 165 cm
Shoe Size: US 8 | EUR 39
Age: Jan 7, 1987 (28)