In 1993 I created a publication called Cruella. It was a big gamble. I came from a relatively poor background so I did not have the money to pay for the first print run. My parents lent me their entire life savings. This was a massive risk as you can imagine. Fortunately it paid off and Rogue-Hagen Publications was born!
Several titles followed Cruella, including Goddess, Victoria, Les-Dommes and Riding Cult. Rogue Hagen Publications became the best selling FD magazines with distribution in UK, Europe and around the world.
For the first dozen or so magazines I did all of the photography. For alternative styles subsequent issues introduced the work of a few other photographers. I laid out and edited each and every single magazine which was not so easy in the old days of powerless computers! Believe me, it was a job and a half, so unlike the ease of using modern day computers!
Then arrived the Internet
I adopted the internet very early, creating the worlds very first FD website and developing one of the world's first member site areas. The membersites ran very successfully for several years.
Death Of Membersites
Because it became so easy to download and share films it created a society that seemed to think everything on the internet is free! People were quite happy to pay internet service providers and telephone companies to get onto the internet ... but, shock, horror ... were upset to discover that producers actually wanted paying for their films, the very thing that they went onto the internet for in the first place. In essence, massive file sharing has made it nigh on impossible to finance future shoots to the standard that is desirable. It is amusing to hear so many complaints about the lack of good FD material these days, ironically most complaints are from prolific file sharers?
And I retired from the scene
I decided to call it a day with new Cruella production because the risk was too great. It became impossible to balance costs with revenue. You need to appreciate that I had large overheads which included staff, equipment, servers, bandwidth etc. File sharing made it impossible to continue at the same level. Effectively I closed Cruella (as it was) and moved onto other business, unrelated. I went back into commercial photography and film making. It wasn't as much fun, but it paid the bills. In the meantime I created a sister site called Desire-Her, which is where I stored some of Cruella's archive material, currently still available.
In the course of Cruella and Rogue-Hagen publications I have introduced some leading ladies to the world of femdom. Notably these include Mistress Vixen and Mistress Jo.
Other popular ladies I introduced have since left the scene ... including Mistress Ice and more!
A few years ago I hired a model called Angel for a photoshoot on an unrelated project. Because she was so good I hired her for subsequent projects and after a while we worked on some domination sets ... a new FemDom Superstar was born!
She became Lady Dark Angel and initially featured very strongly on Desire-Her before setting up her own Dungeon.
My idea ... going forwards
I realise that making clips is no longer the massive profit-maker of years gone by, but out of interest, I am going to give it another go ... but only out of discovery. I am curious to see if there are more potential Dominas out there ... just waiting to be discovered? So, I have brought this site back to life as a quest ... can I find them?
I think the chances are good because only in the past few months I have made yet another new discovery ... Victoria!
Why am I looking for support?
Mainly because I am doing this as a sort of hobby! I am not asking for something with nothing in return. In fact, the content already available to sponsors (for as little as $10) is worth a lot more! And, all of the new stuff that I create from the funding will also be available to sponsors ... so this is actually a good deal. But to be fair, I am really interested in creating a community and develop features with feedback from like-minded fans.
A Kind of Community
I want to create more than just a simple clip production. I would like sponsors to be more involved with ideas and suggestions, so that I can create material that our community wants. Working with new models is a challenge and you get to share in the process from the beginning.
I am already working on livestream integration, whereby you can communicate with our models, actual livestream shoots too! This and other ideas are being considered ... watch this space :)
With appreciation for my long-time friend, Mistress Vixen
And for my new friend, Lady Dark Angel