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Lifestyle_Images
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


Link me to your best rope bondage pics (links only and be sure to mark them 18+) and I'll comment on the technique, safety and how well it speaks to a guy for whom rope bondage is an integral part of his life.
Sep 05 12 03:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Love_mya
Posts: 276
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


I only got one right now on mm.. still waiting on some images though..

under the fetish folder..
Sep 07 12 09:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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MKPhoto
Posts: 5,664
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Good to see you back..

I am starting.. and trying to get "creative" admittedly at the expense of being a bit sloppy. First row in "Nudes and fetish" folder.
Sep 08 12 06:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
__V__
Posts: 108
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


I have a couple of light Kinbaku images up. I am acquainted with some of the best riggers in the Midwest, so more images will be posted in the future.
Sep 08 12 07:08 am  Link  Quote 
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__V__
Posts: 108
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


I have a couple of light Kinbaku images up. I am acquainted with some of the best riggers in the Midwest, so more images will be posted in the future.
Sep 08 12 07:08 am  Link  Quote 
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Lifestyle_Images
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


Love_mya wrote:
I only got one right now on mm.. still waiting on some images though..

under the fetish folder..

It's a pretty good example of Damsel In Distress (DID).  My sense is that person doing the tying isn't all that into it as it's quite loose and not in the usual places we see DID.  That said, you did a nice job as the model showing the "Oh no, don't hurt me Mr. Mean Man" face that is crucial to this genre.

While this isn't my go-to rope style, you've both done a good job depicting a part of the lifestyle.

Sep 08 12 01:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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MKPhoto wrote:
Good to see you back..

I am starting.. and trying to get "creative" admittedly at the expense of being a bit sloppy. First row in "Nudes and fetish" folder.

Coming along very well.

My concern with the firs two are that your load-bearing wraps are quite sparse relative to the softness of the model's body.  The risk we run with showing suspension in a mainstream setting like MM is that the concept of a "pain slut" is largely unknown.  As such, a newb looking at these two might assume that anyone will be able to handle a suspension with those very thin wraps, which usually isn't the case.

The second two are quite nice, but the load is off balance on the chest.  One looks intentional, the other unintentional.  Doing this isn't bad per se, but has the same risks of perception noted above.

That said, your work has a nice edge which draws me in and makes me want to reach for my rope bag.

Keep up the good work!

Sep 08 12 01:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lifestyle_Images
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


__V__ wrote:
I have a couple of light Kinbaku images up. I am acquainted with some of the best riggers in the Midwest, so more images will be posted in the future.

You've done a very nice job capturing the model's connection to the rope, which is well done, clean and safe.

Both images speak to my rope spirit for that reason

Sep 08 12 01:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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MKPhoto
Posts: 5,664
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Lifestyle_Images wrote:
Coming along very well.

My concern with the firs two are that your load-bearing wraps are quite sparse relative to the softness of the model's body.  The risk we run with showing suspension in a mainstream setting like MM is that the concept of a "pain slut" is largely unknown.  As such, a newb looking at these two might assume that anyone will be able to handle a suspension with those very thin wraps, which usually isn't the case.

The second two are quite nice, but the load is off balance on the chest.  One looks intentional, the other unintentional.  Doing this isn't bad per se, but has the same risks of perception noted above.

That said, your work has a nice edge which draws me in and makes me want to reach for my rope bag.

Keep up the good work!

Thanks for the input, very much appreciated critique and advice. The model in the 2nd and 3rd shot weighs 90lb wet and has fair amount of experience, so it is a bit different than 1 and 4.  I will bear the comments and advice next time!

Sep 08 12 05:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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Love_mya
Posts: 276
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Lifestyle_Images wrote:

It's a pretty good example of Damsel In Distress (DID).  My sense is that person doing the tying isn't all that into it as it's quite loose and not in the usual places we see DID.  That said, you did a nice job as the model showing the "Oh no, don't hurt me Mr. Mean Man" face that is crucial to this genre.

While this isn't my go-to rope style, you've both done a good job depicting a part of the lifestyle.

thank you, i am hoping to find people in the industry that does this sort of work, like yours, I think its a next challenge for me.

Sep 09 12 06:35 am  Link  Quote 
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Lifestyle_Images
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


Love_mya wrote:

thank you, i am hoping to find people in the industry that does this sort of work, like yours, I think its a next challenge for me.

Mistress Malice info@kink-e.com.au runs fetish events and fashion shows in Victoria.  She may know of some good riggers and photographers

Sep 09 12 08:10 am  Link  Quote 
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Lifestyle_Images
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


Just a little bump to keep from dangling off page 1
Sep 24 12 08:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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Marciia Gringe
Posts: 307
Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada


Sep 25 12 03:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


Very nice overall.  The looseness of the rope makes me suspect that your reaction is more from the scarf on your face, but overall a very effective image with clean, safe ropework

I REALLY like this one:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28264782 (M)

Sep 25 12 04:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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Brett Hunt
Posts: 1,202
Washington Court House, Ohio, US


Sep 25 12 04:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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JIOPIX
Posts: 1,120
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Sep 25 12 05:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lifestyle_Images
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


Technically the rope is pretty good.  That particular rope is tough to work with because of the stiff core.  The mode seems a bit detached from both you and the rope, but a very good first attempt.

Try some thinner softer rope (like a diamond braid nylon or cotton about 1/4" in diameter).  It will give you a lot more room to work.

Sep 25 12 06:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lifestyle_Images
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


I love both of them.  The rope work is very good and refreshingly not too "neat"

The images appear to capture the model in the midst of experiencing rope, which is very engaging.

Sep 25 12 06:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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JIOPIX
Posts: 1,120
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Lifestyle_Images wrote:

I love both of them.  The rope work is very good and refreshingly not too "neat"

The images appear to capture the model in the midst of experiencing rope, which is very engaging.

Thank you for taking the time to look.  I appreciate the feedback.

Sep 25 12 06:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fist Full of Ish
Posts: 1,904
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, US


This one: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/5775323

and the only other one that could be one is the top one of these: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28447883

Oh, but don't think the model in the top pic is uncomfortable; it only looks that way.  The ropes have a lining.
Sep 25 12 10:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fist Full of Ish wrote:
This one: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/5775323

and the only other one that could be one is the top one of these: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28447883

Oh, but don't think the model in the top pic is uncomfortable; it only looks that way.  The ropes have a lining.

The "uncomfortable" nature of the rope is less distracting than the mismatch of textures between the bra, panties and rope.  I'm not sure where the focus should be and what the intent of the image is.  Might just be a matter of too tight of a crop?

The second one is a very nice twist on suspension.

BTW, MM considers all bondage images as 18+, so please edit your post and add 18+ to each link.

Sep 26 12 04:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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Eleanor Rose
Posts: 2,241
San Francisco, California, US


Sep 26 12 07:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lifestyle_Images
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


All very good images from both the rope and modeling side.  That said, I'm always a bit leery of shots like your last one.  While I see how it was done, and know the reality of how long shots like this usually last, I try not to display these very edgy and more dangerous poses in places where the average viewer is unaware of all the risks.

I've seen more than my share of quite badly injured models who were tied by someone using only an image like your last one as a reference.  They generally miss several important safety steps and unfortunately, while they  "get the shot", the model is  also shot, often for many weeks, if not longer.

Sep 26 12 07:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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Eleanor Rose
Posts: 2,241
San Francisco, California, US


Lifestyle_Images wrote:

All very good images from both the rope and modeling side.  That said, I'm always a bit leery of shots like your last one.  While I see how it was done, and know the reality of how long shots like this usually last, I try not to display these very edgy and more dangerous poses in places where the average viewer is unaware of all the risks.

I've seen more than my share of quite badly injured models who were tied by someone using only an image like your last one as a reference.  They generally miss several important safety steps and unfortunately, while they  "get the shot", the model is  also shot, often for many weeks, if not longer.

The photographer has it posted on his Tumblr, but I have yet to post it because of that. When I do, I will definitely be accompanying it with a paragraph about how important it is for models to check up on their riggers and be careful doing this stuff.

Sep 26 12 07:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lifestyle_Images
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


Eleanor R wrote:
The photographer has it posted on his Tumblr, but I have yet to post it because of that. When I do, I will definitely be accompanying it with a paragraph about how important it is for models to check up on their riggers and be careful doing this stuff.

:-)  I usually say something like "Don't Try this at home!.  No really, don't do it."
Unfortunately there is no real standard by which any of this can be measured for safety.  We can only hope that folks are using their heads.

Sep 27 12 06:35 am  Link  Quote 
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Lily LeFleur
Posts: 50
Los Angeles, California, US


Sep 27 12 03:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lifestyle_Images
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


I love everything about this image!

Sep 27 12 03:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fist Full of Ish
Posts: 1,904
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, US


Lifestyle_Images wrote:

The "uncomfortable" nature of the rope is less distracting than the mismatch of textures between the bra, panties and rope.  I'm not sure where the focus should be and what the intent of the image is.  Might just be a matter of too tight of a crop?

The second one is a very nice twist on suspension.

BTW, MM considers all bondage images as 18+, so please edit your post and add 18+ to each link.

You're right that the cropping is close.  I just didn't finish the original, and this is cropped way in.  However, I think your comment about the textures is completely backwards.

Sep 27 12 10:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fist Full of Ish wrote:

You're right that the cropping is close.  I just didn't finish the original, and this is cropped way in.  However, I think your comment about the textures is completely backwards.

Fair enough.  Just one guy's opinion :-)

Sep 28 12 04:44 am  Link  Quote 
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Just ran into this model who has done some amazing rope bondage modeling with one of my favorite riggers, Jim Duvall

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/121554/viewall
Oct 05 12 07:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lifestyle_Images
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


I'm getting ready to fly up to teach at Bound in Boston this weekend.  In memory of a wonderful model I met there a couple years ago, here's a little teaser for you

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 2#30233822  (18+)
Oct 10 12 09:26 am  Link  Quote 
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toesup
Posts: 1,004
Templeton, California, US


Probably WAY too simple rope work compared to you guys (and gals) work..

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 1#27694471 18+

.. and a very VERY simple idea..

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 5#25623415 18+
Oct 10 12 09:45 am  Link  Quote 
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


toesup wrote:
Probably WAY too simple rope work compared to you guys (and gals) work..

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 1#27694471 18+

.. and a very VERY simple idea..

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 5#25623415 18+

Actually, to my mind, simple is often best.  Both these images show clear intention and the rope is used quite effectively toward that end.

If you look carefully at all my rope images, there is only one real "knot" used over and over again.

Oct 10 12 09:53 am  Link  Quote 
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Lifestyle_Images
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


Turkey Day Bump
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end of the year bump
Dec 29 12 11:43 am  Link  Quote 
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Ali Choudhry Photo
Posts: 176
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Not so much bondage but rope... What do you think?

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= … 994&type=1 +18
Dec 30 12 07:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


Ali Choudhry Photo wrote:
Not so much bondage but rope... What do you think?

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= … 994&type=1 +18

I like it.  Often in bondage, less is more.  One of the most intense scenes I ever had was with only one piece of rope less than 10 feet long.

Dec 31 12 11:42 am  Link  Quote 
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Ember
Posts: 7
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Hi! just saw this thread and thought i'd post up some rope/suspensioney type stuff i've done recently smile I've had so much fun with it and cant wait to do some more!


http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30957432 18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31170943 18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31170945 18+
Jan 04 13 04:43 am  Link  Quote 
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


Ember  wrote:
Hi! just saw this thread and thought i'd post up some rope/suspensioney type stuff i've done recently smile I've had so much fun with it and cant wait to do some more!


http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30957432 18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31170943 18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31170945 18+

Great work!  You've clearly got a good rigger and you enjoy it.  Sadly, you'll need to change your avatar because MM defines all bondage as 18+ and eventually will remove it and put that silly cowbell avatar up.

Please let me know if you ever come to the US

Jan 04 13 04:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ember
Posts: 7
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Oh thats a shame.. I really quite liked that shot.

That was the first time i've been suspended and i really enjoyed it. Would definitely love to play around with that concept a bit more smile
I do have a good rigger and i'm very happy with the way he works smile

*one day dreams of going to America*
Jan 05 13 12:10 am  Link  Quote 
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