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(below is from the master himself)
Born Manchester England 1966
Started illustrating for 'Bounce' big boob magazine 1987 then for House of Gord
Had a falling out with Gord 1995. Started working with Peter Czernich at Marquis
(Germany) and produced Bensonbooks such as DVD and The Tower.
Started drawing private commissions via mail order.
Stopped working with Claus Schwarz (Claude Lenoir) when he skipped town and
payment on 100 drawings!
Reunited with Gord, designed their DVD covers, banners and photographed several
updates for the site Houseofgord.com.
Started a partnership with House of Gord and launched Petgirls.com. Moved to
Seattle and lived with real life pet 'Petal Benson' (pornstar Adrianna Nicole) to take
Moved to Amsterdam. Brought new pet and Insex model 'Petra Benson' over from
Interviewed by Playboy Sexcetera in August 2005 - programme being aired 10th
Now still living in Amsterdam with new pet and former Insex model 'Tigerr Benson'
(Koko Li) running Petgirls.com and just launched first Benson movie 'HumanDoll'
available at http://www.editions-belrose.com
Petgirls.com now has large exclusive collection of Benson artwork not seen
Proudest moment - going to New York and meeting Eric Stanton who claimed to
like my work!
Biggest hero - Russ Meyer.
Favorite website - realdoll.com
email address - email@example.com
First an interview taken woth me a few years ago:
An Interview with Benson
Its all a catharsis for me. I've never been part of any fetish 'scene' or had any fetish
based relationship. I work in 'splendid isolation' of any exterior influence apart
from the obvious influences derived from other artist's work, films, books etc.
I believe in 'fairness'. I believe in my country. I am not a nationalist but tend rather
to see my country as my 'live-in' family and the rest of the world are my relatives
who occasionally visit or are visited. Of course my country like most others has had
its low points in history but on the whole I am proud to be British and wherever I
go in the world I always get a friendly response from the locals once they hear the
I'm not going to put down any other artist's work. There is no point in doing that
however, I don't like drawings which are just 'bad'. A drawing can be
expressionistic or realistic, but a poorly executed drawing is just bad. I used to use
a 'golden section' proportional system once used by the great artists of the
renaissance. I then dallied with the Japanese 'ken' proportion, based on tatami
mats ( why, I dont know!?) then went back to a proportion based on the golden
section. The golden section was a proportional system devised for paintings and
architecture and was said to create a proportion that was instinctively and naturally
pleasing to the eye.
Look at a Benson drawing and there should be horizontal lines running at the top
and bottom in roughly equal distance from the outside edge of the drawings.
There is also usually a 'square' space in at least one corner of the drawing. On top
of this proportional system, the tone of the drawing has to have the correct
'weight'. Drawing in black and white is incredibly difficult. Too much ink or too
much space can leave a drawing looking 'thin' and spidery or 'heavy' and dark. The
artist I learned tonal balance from was Aubrey Beardsley - beautiful drawings and
great expressions on his characters faces.
basically what the argument was about but still remain mystified at how it lead to a
total rift. It was an odd time but I never took it personally as I never felt that our
breakup had anything to do directly with me. I think I was taking both barrels of
anger and frustration reserved for someone else.
Sure I do. Over the years I have had exhaustive arguments and debates within my
own mind about the moral implications of my work. Especially after my son was
born - I put myself thru a moral mincer for years trying to reconcile my warped
ideas with being a responsible and caring person that parenthood forces you to be.
After all this time I have gotten to a point where I can justify my work to myself
and shoulder any pangs of guilt.
during a rape?
I've heard this one before! Of course I would be horrified. But just as horrified if I
built a beautiful bridge and someone jumped off it. I wouldn't feel guilty as I
cannot and should not have to be responsible for other adults' actions. The
majority of my work is so fantastic that I hope it puts it well out of the reach of
reenactment. I do think that that is part of the attraction of my work - that I draw
what is out of the reach of reality although House of Gord and Chelsea Charms are
making it harder every day.
I loathe hypocrisy in myself so it utterly disgusts me when I see it in others. People
who take the moral high ground usually fall into this category. For instance, the 'is
it art or pornography' debate is usually discussed by those who don't have a
creative bone in their body. I have no idea but I'm sure if we had sent 15 minutes
of hardcore footage to Andy Warhol it would have magically become 'art' when it
came out of his gallery projector.
I like my fans. They give me hope. They come from all walks of life, professions,
countries but they are all unified by being what society would call 'normal' and
respectable. When I get too down on myself I remind myself that there are so many
others out there involved in my work who manage to be great fathers, good
husbands, kind neighbours, good people despite their dubious appetite for my
I call myself a pornographer, not in any self-derogatory way but purely as an
appropriate description of my work but, I too am suspicious of other
pornographers who label their work as art or artistic. It works both ways though.
Look at any of Balthus' art and all I see is gratuitous eroticising of underage girls. I
guess the highbrow art establishment would say that was in my mind but I just see
it on the canvas.
Influences? Sardax, Beardsley, Bishop and Namio. A very early illustrated edition of
"Fox's Book of Martyrs". Barbarella, the face of Catherine Deneuve, HR Giger. Films
- 'Stepford Wives', anything by Russ Meyer, 'Prime Cut' with Lee Marvin and Gene
Hackman and of course the Fem Bots out of Austin Powers.
I grew up in a one parent family and my relationship with my mother was pretty
dysfunctional. To this day my mother and I remain estranged. There is no
animosity on either part - just cold indifference. Bondage to me, therefore is a
quite literal need to bind my partner to me in fear that she will leave. I think most
guys will admit that their 'better half' is part mother, part lover and part friend all
in unequal proportions, so for me, to lose a lover is to lose part of a mother once
Bondage is a two edged sword. To tie someone you love up is a way of preventing
them leaving you - a reassurance for the bondager and in many ways a feeling of
being owned and cherished for the bondaged. Bondage is a very physical
reaffirmation of a union of two people - your partner obliges, consents to belong
to you. When you think about it, traditional wedding ceremonies are nothing more
than two people entering into a contract of mutual ownership of each other so this
is nothing radical.
Nietzsche says that morality is the 'herd-instinct in the individual'. Stepping out of
the herd is always seen as threatening. I've never been one for being part of a herd
- the smell of bull-sh*t is nauseating.
No. I think I was sent to this earth to try myself. But seriously, we often describe
people as being a 'well rounded individual', meaning that a person has achieved
balance. I think I have but I wouldn't necessarily call that 'happiness'..as far as my
illustrative career is concerned, it is a dark and lonely path that I can share with
Nothing worries me directly but I do worry about the children of the world. I
wouldn't class myself as old but the gulf between the experiences of my childhood
and todays childrens' world is immense. Children today are forced to grow up so
fast and are fed such rubbish - both literally and symbolically. TV programmes
that advocate overt competitiveness, reinforcing the stigma and fear of failure,
pop-bands whose adult sexuality is marketed and aimed toward pre-pubescent
girls, thirty second attention spans, the disintegrating value of personal
achievement and the edifying of inane and transient pleasure..I could go on and on
That I am a misogynist. This is incorrect. I love and respect all women. They have
higher pain thresholds than men are much more pragmatic and generally cause
less wars than we do. They also have soft, warm 'jubblies'...mmm!
AGAIN MANY MORE
AGAIN MANY MORE