Different PicturesPhotographer Male Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
My Website: Different PicturesMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/Different_Pictures
Mayhem # 3189995
If you don't want to read my whole profile, at least read the last paragraph...)
Yes, I tie models up with them in a "submissive" role (tbh, I hate that word). Period. This is my scope of work and I feel no need to justify it, simply because I am a free person with a free (tolerant) mind and expect from the reader to be the same. (If you as a reader are not, I frankly speaking probably don't even want to talk with you). So if you're not an adept/open to bondage or bdsm in general, then that's ok, but don't judge me (or insult me, as sometimes happens), just tolerate and respect my choice, as I will respect you.
To the point now:
Since 2001, I specialise in that somewhat "different" corner of erotic photography: bondage and some (moderate) SM. (Continue reading, don't click away now!)
My aim and goal is to create a bondage-style that is...well...different. Oh sure, the internet is full of this kind of work. Ranging from very soft to very hard, and ranging from very art and hidden to very explicit, and from very sensual to well...very vulgar too (unfortunately).
So why should my work be a bit different?
Well first because of my models.
My models range from professional models to country girl next doors. They were and are girls or women from the local gasstation or grocery shop, students, flight attendants, mailmen (euh, mail-women, sorry), nurses, truckdrivers (i'm not joking!), penitentiary workers (yes, jail wardens, I'm not joking!), MILTTs (mothers I like to tie...), language specialists, IT-programmers, biologists, financial clerks, bartenders, up to professional models (with or without experience in bdsm)....
Secondly because - I think- my style and my goals are a bit different which I'll try to explain now.
What I want to achieve is a bit what Cartier Bressan or Copolla wanted to achieve, but then specifically in bondage (for a good understanding, I do not even reach these guys their heels, I would not dare to pretend this....).
So what I want is, exactly like these guys did: "catching the moment" . What I want is to catch "exactly that" picture of the tied up model, and everything that surrounds her and her thoughts (or as much as possible of it...).
So you will see in my work women tied up "right here right now". This can be a studio, but also a hotel room, outdoor in nature or simply at their place or my place.
I want to catch her emotions of that particular moment in that particular bondage position. These emotions can be of different types, she can be happy, excited, scared or wounded (not physically for a good understanding!!).
Some models just use the rope-work to show off proudly their bodies, as if the rope-work was lingerie. Others like to struggle against it or are simply enjoying it. They can be adoring or hating it. They can accept it, fight it, or let let them be conquered. It is all up to HER, it is HER show, HER play, HER scene!
The only thing I ask from my models is this: don't bother about what people or "they" will think. Just be yourself.
One model told me one day like this: "whilst you tied me up physically, you freed me emotionally". It is the most beautiful compliment I have ever got and resumes exactly what I am striving for...
Let a couple of things be clear here from the beginning:
1) My limits in such a shoot are the MODEL'S limits! I do not cross their boundaries for one millimeter! From art to hard, again YOU decide on it!
2) I stress very firmly that models can bring an escort with them for a safer feeling. However, I request that he/she/they should just be informed about the nature of the shoot, be comfortable with it and NOT disturb! (not me the photographer, nor her the model). Please, NO jealous boyfriend (girlfriend)-scenes, I had that a couple of times during or after the shoots and have enough of it. So unless your boyfriend (girlfriend) is 100% OK with it, please choose another escort/bodyguard!
3) Yes, we live in a short-minded world, so I have no problem with it if the model would like to cover her face!
The aim is always to create something that can range from art to hard, but always with the idea to make something non-vulgar, elegant and yes, why hiding the word, sensual and erotic.
THE LAST PARAGRAPH ON ANSWERING :
please, if I write you with a polite request if you'd like to model for me, be so kind to AT LEAST ANSWER, even if the answer is a "no thanks" or a "I'll think about it". That takes you something like 3-10 seconds! (test it...)
I can take a "no" as an answer because that is part of the job.
I cannot take no-answers however because a brutal non-answer has nothing to do with being very busy or whatever: it is just very UNPROFESSIONAL and very UNPOLITE. Period.
I have had over 300 shoots with over 260 models, and adding new ones every month !! (situation September 2014)
Girls from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, South Corea, Vietnam, Thailand, Canada and USA!
Ethnicities (never liked that word, we are all humans) were Caucasian, Asian, Black, Central American... (hint to all girls: never shot with a girl from middle east...)
If you like, I can provide several emails, phonenumber of former (or present) models that you are free to check with!