Saturday, October 19 2019
8:00pm - 1:00am

SF Citadel Presents - Flash
8pm - 1am

- Flash Spooktacular -
Sure, youíve got that kinda sexy costume to wear to work or a party of non-kinksters. If only there was somewhere you could wear the really sexy costume. You know, the one thatís nothing but paint? Or the pup costume with the butt plug tail? Well, bring it to the Flash party. This is the party where you can strut around in your sexiest costume, then get photographed having sex in it. Whatís not to love about that?

Our featured artist David Steinberg canít make it to Flash, but Chi/Rue99 has offered to bring his lights back to do what he does so well. Come play in front of his lens and you can be part of some beautiful images. Or rather, the character youíre inhabiting that night can make the scene. Itís so much easier to get freaky when youíre playing a part. Even more so when wearing a mask. Heíll be working with a model heís worked with before, and heís hoping for some participation from volunteers at the event. You donít have to ďmodel.Ē Just come on out and play.

And speaking of play, we have award-winning photographer David Steinbergís BDSM work hanging on the wall. He works with people like you and me - real people of all shapes, sizes and ages, doing kinky things. He sets up his lights in the space, then shoots the play as it unfolds. As the intensity of the scene rises, his subject frequently forget heís even in the room. The magic of this simple process infuses the images with an undeniable honesty. Itís intimate, fun, and sometimes damned intense. Weíre really pleased to be able to share it with you.

I should also mention David shoots on film and the prints on display are honest-to-goodness, gelatin silver, printed in a darkroom, black and white prints. This makes the surprisingly reasonable prices for the work even more remarkable.

So come on down to Flash, step out of your clothes, into your sexiest or freakiest costume, and have some fun. Should you want your scene lensed, Iíll be wandering around with my camera as well.

Michael Blue

October 12th is the Art Exhibit Opening from 3-5 PM, free of charge

About David Steinberg:

David Steinberg has been photographing couples engaged in sex since 1999. He is also known for his portraits of transsexual women and his still photography on video sets for's Public Disgrace. He has photographed over 160 couples to date -- people of all sexual orientations and interests, body types, and ethnicities, ranging in age from 19 to 73. He is always looking for new subjects. David's photography has appeared in Cupido, Libido, On Our Backs, SF Weekly, andSpectator magazines, in The Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography, as book covers for Down There Press and Cleis Press, and online on numerous websites. For 15 years, he was the author of Comes Naturally, a monthly column dealing with the culture and politics of sex, and recently maintained a blog on the San Francisco Chronicle's website, He was named Erotic Photographer of the Year in 2010 by the Leydig Trust in London, and one of five founding Masters of Erotic Art by the Seattle Erotic Art Festival in 2012. His books include This Thing We Call Sex: A Radically Sensible Look at Sex in America; Divas of San Francisco: Portraits of Transsexual Women, Photo Sex: Fine Art Sexual Photography Comes of Age; Erotic by Nature: A Celebration of Life, of Love, and of Our Wonderful Bodies; and The Erotic Impulse: Honoring the Sensual Self. Two books of his couples photography, Loving Couples and SexAbility: The Unappreciated Sexuality of People with Disabilities, are in process. His website is He lives in San Francisco.

About Flash:
These parties are the only time you can bring out your camera. Pose in the rope. Do your most twisted scene and capture it in photos. Always wanted to try fetish modeling? Bring your bad self and your hot clothes with you to the party. Don't have a photographer lined up? Party host, Michael Blue, be there with camera in hand. Bring a CompactFlash memory card and you can take it home with you.

Camera shy? Come on down! Be sociable. Watch dirty pictures get made.

Consent ó Photographers, like with so many other things you bring to SF Citadel, be careful where you point that thing. You must negotiate with everyone before you point your lens at them.

Cameras ó Bring your $10,000 Leica or your iPhone 4. We don't care. However, let's keep it to still photography. There's just no way you can get the consent of everyone speaking in the dungeon and it's just too hard to keep them out of the audio.

Lights ó External lights okay as long as they don't get out of hand (try not to flood the next person's scene) and don't need to be plugged in. (Citadel's circuits can't handle a bunch powerpacks drawing 20 amps each time they recharge. Also, the place is dark and it's really easy to trip over one another's power cords.)

Questions? Email

For information about work exchange (a 1 hour volunteer shifts earns you entry to the party!) please see the ["SF Citadel Volunteers" group on FetLife here]( or contact

About the Citadel
Please note that the Citadel has met the City's ADA requirements. The space itself is ADA friendly, however, the only means of ingress and egress is the front entry staircase which consists of roughly 20+ stairs.

A limited amount of lockers are available for use. You are welcome to bring your own locks or there are locks for sale for $5 at the front door.

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This event is open to all human players. We warmly welcome everyone regardless of race, creed, color, sexual orientation or gender identification. This is meant to be a party for all individuals to gather with other like-minded individuals to explore the kinky aspect of their identities. We strive to provide a safe space and will continue to do the best that we can to create, promote and enforce safety and freedom to personal expression.

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