noun: fetish;


  1. an unusual form of sexual desire in which gratification is linked to an abnormal degree to a particular object, item of clothing, part of the body, etc.

  2. an excessive and irrational devotion or commitment to a particular thing.

  • synonyms:fixation, sexual fixation, obsession, compulsion, mania; weakness, fascination, craze, fad, hang-up.

    This series explores and often glamourises fet culture and symbolism, through subtle connotations and image. Guilty of personal fetishes, Darryl began this ongoing series after teaching a non-English friend the word and definition 'fet'. "It wasn't until I looked up the official definition that I noticed it was associated with so many negatives. We are all guilty of harbouring fetishes. If it isn't hurting anybody why should it be stigmatised? Why should we be made to feel guilty? Who is anyone to say what counts as normal?"