A wee monologue on my bondage photography project aims & goals  

MonkofMayhem
90 posts
6/17/2006 5:52 pm
A wee monologue on my bondage photography project aims & goals


I've been getting more than a few questions recently regarding what I'm looking for in my bondage photography project. so I thought I'd take a few moments and discuss what I'm about.

I am not about the woman being a victim, nor am I making any statement that women are by nature subservient to men. A person, not a gender, is submissive, as far as I'm concerned. As I have said before, I make no claims to be a Master, Top, Dom, etc... just someone who sincerely enjoys bondage as an expression of human beauty.

I want my models to truly enjoy bondage, or at least be curious enough that they allow for the possibility that they just might find themselves liking it. Yeah, there might be some minor discomfort involved, depending on the degree of bondage they're in, but that's something to be discussed when we conduct our pre-shoot briefing sessions.

At this point, my photography is testing & development with an aim towards actual production shoots for my own web site. For the moment I am still an amatuer level photographer and I freely admit that, though with time and practice and better equipment I hope that My overall body of work will be a photographic journal of my growth & development in my own technique & style of bondage photography.

Yes, it will be a membership site.

No, it will not cost you an arm and a leg to join.

Once a model's set (that is purposely shot for my site, not a test shoot) has been on my site for nine weeks, it will be transferred to a token site, so that it can continue generating revenue for the model...50-75f the funds raised from a model's token sets will go to the model (as long as she proactively keeps in touch with me... the more she's worked for me, the bigger cut she'll get.

The work is going to be an interactive process between me and the model concerned. She worries about the clothing, costumes, & makeup or lack there-of, keeping in mind that not many folks are going to want to shell out money to see a full set of fully clothed female.

My job is deciding what restraints I think would look best with the attire she selects, getting her bound, maintaining her safety, and deciding what positions would accentuate her assets in a most appealing manner. I have ropes, chains, cuffs, shackle sets, leather straps, spreader bars, various types of gags, tape, etc...So don't worry, I can think of some way of making it work.

Keep in mind, I generally prefer nice long legs and heels, and I like stretches, bends and kneeling poses that accentuate the legs and the general length lines of the body. I'll chose great legs over bodacious ta-ta's any day.

I'm not into bondage photography for sex. I'm into it because it's a hobby I enjoy... I enjoy the mental rush I get from a good session of rendering a lass helpless, keeping her safely in my deviously evil clutches, and returning her safely to safety.

You may think I pushed the safeties in the previous statement. I am a safety nazi, people. One of my cardinal laws is "If you break your toys, they won't want to play with you again". And I rather enjoy keeping the people around me alive and in one piece. You can bet if I'm asking you to do something that looks potentially risky, I've analyzed it six ways from Sunday and I have contingency plans for emergencies, quick releases etc.

I don't share my work without permission of the model concerned. I expect the same courtesy from he if she considers my work good enough to show on her own site.

I don't have any business cards yet, folks, but if someone wants to design up a logo for me (yes, I have ideas, but I'm not much of an artist, myself) so I can get some made, It would help make me more legitimate as someone who's seriously intending to do this thing (which I am) and not just some dabbler.

If you want to see examples of the type of work I want to do and what I use as my guiding examples, feel free to email me requests.

Better let your eyes rest for now. I've got plenty more to say as I get closer to creation, launch & commissioning

Ropes, regards & respects,

Chuck

Himself, the Right Honourable Provert & Monk of Mayhem

Ropes, regards & respects,
Chuck
Himself, the Right Honourable Provert
& Monk of Mayhem


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