Leather, just the sound of the word gives a sense of the sensual
power of treated skins. As a teen Archer started working with leather,
the smell and feel of it had some primal effect on him. Even then
the power images of leather had a part in his sexual fantasies,
but the images of abuse held him back from exploring them. Leatherwork
went by the wayside when he graduated and then went to Marion Military
Institute and earned a Commission in the Army Reserve. His love
of working with leather returned years later. That, along with the
sensual images of his youth, led him to begin in Dallas, Texas in
1996 what he expect to be a life-long exploration of BDSM.
Archer’s relationship with his slave Elegant started in September
of 1998 and prompted him to get more involved with the leather community.
His immediate leather family now also includes Boi Lane and Renee.
Archer is a member of MasT-Atlanta, MAsT Southeast Region Representative,
CORE-Atlanta, NLA-International, and a business member of NCSF.
He is an Environmental Scientist and "out" to his employer.
Since moving to Atlanta in the summer of 2002 Archer has also been
working to expand his leather and toy business, Fantasies In Leather.
He provides educational experiences to groups large and small on
subjects ranging from Fireplay and Microbondage to Exploring Your
Leather Identity and Rites Of Passage. His dedication to the community
and specifically in lifestyle education always leads him to new
Elegant began her leather journey in Dallas, Texas in 1997 and
has been an active part of the Atlanta community since moving in
2001. She does not like being identified with a single label, as
her identity is a blending of her life. She is slave to Master Archer,
mother to two teens, PTA volunteer, leather crafter, bootblack,
and co-owner of Fantasies In Leather and TLC Leather Care. Elegant
is a member of NLA-I, MAST-Atlanta, Publicity Team Lead for Southwest
Leather Conference, past Publicity & Marketing Chair for SouthEast
LeatherFest (2004–2007), staff for International Community
Bootblack, producer of Boot Camp Atlanta and was the creator of
the Atlanta Fetish Flea Market. Her experiences have led her to
judging opportunities at International Community Bootblack competition,
Southwest Bootblack competition, SouthEast Master/slave contest
and other leather contests. Elegant had the honor of being selected
as Southeast Bootblack 2005 at Together In Leather and 1st Runner-Up
at International Community Bootblack 2005.
Bootblacking and leather care are Elegant’s passions. She
considers them services of love and an art form in which to express
herself. She has a kinky love for extreme clothespin play, hooks
and needles, deep impact opportunities and all things flaming and
has led education classes on techniques and workshops of the mind
with Master Archer. Her dedication to the community and specifically
in spreading a positive awareness of D/s~S/m is a never-ending path
to understanding her own life.
Renée identifies as a submissive-switch who expects an equality
of personage in relationships in order for her power exchange dynamic
to be authentic. She discovered power exchange in her early twenties
in a Master-slave relationship where she was trained in the strictest
sense to be a slave. Her first teachers were her Master and countless
books on the subjects of relationship dynamics, proper etiquette,
various training protocols, corseting, cult novellas and the fervent
words of boy bob that were once posted on the Sanctuary website.
The one thing she missed in this first relationship was a lack of
input from others in the lifestyle. Once she was released, she immediately
sought others in the Atlanta community in order to learn and better
understand this taboo way of loving.
Since 2005, she has been an unofficial supporter of several communities
through volunteering her design services, bottoming for demos and
performing burlesque, fetish choreography and dance for leather
and fetish events. She began working on design and retailing with
Fantasies in Leather in 2006. In 2008, she submitted a petition
to serve Archer. She felt she wanted to share her leather journey
with those who held her heart. Although no longer in service, she
remains part of their leather family.
Boi Lane is a quiet but energetic bio female with an androgynous
soul. She petitioned Archer to be her ‘Daddy’ in 2005
and the mentoring based relationship has been growing ever since.
Learning about leather traditions and history is a priority for
Lane and she enjoys speaking with elders in the community to add
to her knowledge. Lane currently lives in the Dayton, Ohio area
and lives with her partner Devon and their menagerie of cats and