Absolute Power & Authority

Sophie Cooke

A pair of platform heels made out of lead illustrating the power held over a ‘slave’ by a dominatrix as well as the physical weight of a person. Inspiration was taken from a first-hand interview conducted with a previous dominatrix: “There used to be ropes and chains and the mistresses would hold themselves up and trample on young men. The men would lie there and want you to walk across them. Some, mostly English boys, liked you to walk on them with the heels and really press down into them so you hurt them.”