Break out the whips — this spankin’ new fetish show opens in February

The whips, oh, how they crack.

Clash Dayton, 521 E. Fifth St. in the Oregon District is preparing to walk on the naughty side during its Fetish Art Show, featuring local photographer Amanda Barbosa. 

The show will be held 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. It coincides with downtown Dayton’s First Friday event.

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A photographer since 2001, Barbosa has occasionally dabbled in fetish photography since opening her own businesses, Amanda Barbosa - Photographer Portraits and  Events and Dayton Boudoir, starting in 2009.

She began exploring the art form more in-depth last fall as part of a collaboration with Cherish Harrell Brooks, the co-owner of the recently-opened The Secret Chamber House of Oddities in Fairborn.

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“This has been a journey for me,” Barbosa said. “There is a market for it and there are not a lot of women (photographers) in the state of Ohio doing it.”

Credit: Photo: Amanda Barbosa

Credit: Photo: Amanda Barbosa

The show will feature about a dozen image.

Harrell provides custom frames for Barbosa. Their businesses share a building.

Clash owner Mary Kathryn Burnside said the Valentine-themed event is more subtle than it is super-risque.

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“Every year we do something geared toward Valentine’s Day,” she said.

Barbosa’s work will be on display at the shop through Feburary.

Clash will sell vintage lingerie and handmade greeting cards from Cathartic Slant and Altheas Lair, handmade jewelry by Serket and rose quartz "love" stone bracelets by Altheas Lair.

Credit: Photo: Amanda Barbosa

Credit: Photo: Amanda Barbosa

Credit: Photo: Amanda Barbosa

Credit: Photo: Amanda Barbosa

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