The model for this shoot was the talented Elle Black, who’d been doing this shoot for several sessions and so had a good idea of what would work and what wouldn’t. I was shooting with another photographer, Michael, who was shooting nude for the first time, though you’d never know it, and we had an hour split between us, so we did three ten minute sessions each, alternating.
TechnicalBoy offered me the chance to use some of his day shooting the talented IvoryFlame. Naturally, I couldn't turn down the chance to do an art nude studio shoot with an experienced model with support and advice from an experienced photographer.
Shibari, as it is named in the fetish community, is the Japanese art of rope bondage. In Japan, it would, more correctly, be called Kinbaku (緊縛) which means "tight binding,". The art has something with a long history, dating to the Edo period in the 17th Century. This was the first studio shoot I had ever done, and it was throwing myself into the deep end as it was a partially nude shoot (not all Shibari is done nude).