This was one of our very first shoots and I have to say what a pleasure it was. New to shoots though we were I think we got some good stuff here. Okissakki was great to work with and Clover captured her so well. I think this was only the second shoot we had done in our new ‘studio’ so getting used to things a lot.
Okissakki isn’t around on the scene much any more from what we’ve seen in the past few years; wherever she is and whatever she’s decided to do now I wish her the very best of luck with it.
Some time ago French girl Vani came to visit with us. I believe it was her first Shibari experience, first bondage shoot and first rope suspension.
We were all very happy with how the pictures turned out, Clover made some really great captures as you can see.
This shoot had a very relaxed feel. I hope you enjoy the images.
It seems a long time ago now but as I go back through old pictures I came across this shoot with Jonny Blaze.
Normally you don’t often seem to get much good stuff from group shoots but this one had a few good images mostly from Jonny and led to us working together again.
I hope you enjoy this gallery.
Yesterday Clover and I had the fortune to shoot with Neil Whitely (In Rhyl (In Wales (In the UK))). It was a real pleasure for us. From the nice drive down (And Jersey ice-cream. (And a Coffee that was like a mug full of espresso.)) to the shoot itself, to the chip supper when we got home.
The whole shoot was very relaxed and Neil was very forthcoming about his aims and the kind of images he was looking for whilst very open to ideas about how to get them. His style is very strong on emotional content and focuses very much on expression and feeling. He’s very good at getting this into his images as you can see when you look at the gallery at the end of this blog.
Frankly for the bulk of the images we just sort of did what we might do at home anyway. So at least this time you will see some of us being ourselves. The fat that it looks good is entirely down to Neil’s expertise in capturing these images.
I hope you enjoy the results of this shoot, we certainly enjoyed doing it.
This is the second shoot that happened the day after our rope bondage performance at Bound. I’ve already blogged about the shoot where I was tying Nina Russ. On this occasion it was Esinem tying Nina and Clover taking the pictures.
Clover got some brilliant feeling into this shoot as you can see in the gallery below.
Hope you all enjoy, and check out more of clover’s photography on her site.
A long time ago…
Well a few years now (has it really been that long?) we had one of the first rope bondage photo-shoots in our Studio at Number 6 (yeh I know). We had suspension points, we had bamboo, and importantly we had a someone who wanted to be tied up in Japanese style bondage. A young lady at the time using the name ‘Hay’.
Well anyway we had a thoroughly enjoyable day and I think got some great shots. Clover’s gotten a lot better over time and I know what she would do things differently now but I really do believe she did a great job of photographing this rope bondage.
Some time ago I had the pleasure of shooting a model called squeak. On this occasion the photographer was Suffering4art a photographer who lives close by and whom we’ve collaborated with many times.
The images below are a few raw unedited snaps shots taken during the and around the shoot, they are not the images that came from the shoot and not Suffering4art’s excellent artistic images.
That being said I thought that maybe people might enjoy seeing a few ‘behind the scenes’ shots from a shibari rope bondage shoot.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far… OK a couple of years ago in Cambridge (The one in England not the one in Masachusetts.) I had the opportunity to do a shoot of Japanese style rope bondage with English photographer Rodm and a model who’s name I cannot now happily remember… happily for her because she flaked on the shoot with zero notice.
Luckily Rod was able to get a replacement who very kindly came to the shoot at very short notice. This model was Gestalta and she was a real pleasure to work with. I think we got some really great stuff in the end. I was particularly happy with the Hojo hishi nawa. I think generally the shibari in this shoot works well and Rod captured the bondage and the mood. So these are some bondage pictures I’m very happy to have been involved in making. All credit though to our great model Gestalta (who has since modelled for, amongst others, Kazami Ranki notably in performance at the Festival of the Art of Japanese bondage and also for Esinem in photoshoots).
Yesterday we went to a lake where we knew their to be a small landing at the waters edge. There are water lilies on the lake and it’s surrounded by trees. It’s a beautiful location and for a while we’ve been wanting to create a certain image there.
So off we set with a Yukata and obi in a bag, a friend who models for us, a few bits of rope and a camera and tripod.
Luckily we had a beautiful day and the shot we eventually got was I think very beautiful. All the elements of light, setting, bondage and model seemed just right. Even the water was glassy calm. I really think that clover got an amazing image.
I often say that rope is not about rope. This image is not about rope either. I’m sure that looking at it you can form your own opinions of what it is about.
It’s a great feeling when you get something you’ve been wanting to get for a while. I hope you enjoy this images as much as we do.
I’ve already blogged about a couple of our visits to Bound in London. We’ve really enjoyed both occasions. On the second visit we stayed over with Esinem and did a bit of an exchange rope shoot in the morning.
We both tied Nina Russ and both Esinem and Clover photographed the sessions.
We all had a great time and you can see the results of this below. Thanks to Nina and Esinem for their hospitality and to Nina for being great to tie and of course to clover for taking these fabulous pictures.