Alex Wisniowski - Mr. Leather Ottawa-Hull 2002
Alex Wisniowski
Alex Wisniowski


Leather titleholder completes first video documentary

Ottawa, Canada, November 11, 2003

Ask Alex Wisniowski, Mr. Leather Ottawa-Hull 2002, to name his favorite piece of leather. He will unhesitatingly reply, “My leather jacket. It has traveled many a road with me.”

Not surprisingly, “My Leather Jacket” is the title Alex has given to his first video documentary, which he has just completed.

During his year as Mr. Leather Ottawa-Hull 2002, Alex met many incredible women and men who personified the red heart in the leather pride flag. After stepping down, he decided to capture these leatherfolk on video. His aim was to show people the many facets of the leather lifestyle. He also aimed to preserve their legacy for posterity.

Alex wishes he could have recorded everyone he had hoped to interview for his documentary. However, he feels the final number of interviewees reflect the flavor and diversity of the Canadian and American leather communities. They cover a broad spectrum that includes women and men, Black and White, young and old, Old Guard and New Guard. Each interviewee has traveled a unique and individual path.

“Leatherfolk make many journeys in their lifetime,” Alex says. “Indeed, to quote the words of the video’s opening song, ‘life is like a road that leads in all directions.’”

Alex hopes screenings of his video documentary will serve as fund-raisers for the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago, so that leather history and culture can be preserved for future generations.

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Information: Alex Wisniowski, Director, “My Leather Jacket”
(613) 749-2366
leatherheart 'at'