Doug O’Keeffe – The Fireside Chats (8/89)

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Daniel Dumont was an exceptional person!  In 2016 I had the privilege of meeting Daniel at Manchester Leather weekend. At the time I was preparing to interview Daniel live on stage, at Darklands in Antwerp, in February 2017, so I wanted to meet him in person and see his whipping skills live so we could discuss them in his upcoming interview. Daniel was gracious, thoughtful, and considerate when we met.  I picked Daniel’s brain about his community history, his personal motivations, and how he developed his incredible whipping skills. On the Saturday afternoon of Manchester Leather weekend Daniel amazed me by whipping a cigarette held in a man’s hand! 

When Daniel and I took the stage at Darklands for his Inside Leather History; A Fireside Chat interview I knew I was capturing something special!  For about 50 minutes Daniel shared with me intimate details about his life and work. I’m grateful I did the interview with Daniel. Today that interview stands in tribute to him, a well-deserved tribute to a great Leatherman!

Daniel Dumont was a definitive personality in the European Leather scene.  I was honoured to have known him.  Thank you for sharing your amazing Leather power Daniel!  

Written by Jeroen Van Lievenoogen

Jeroen is publisher of Alphatribe magazine

Christian Schreiber – Former President LMC Vienna (7/89)

Eric Gutierrez – IML (International Mister Leather) 2011 (10/89)