Tag Archives: Bondage

Rope work and rope tying by John Tisbury Photography. Using Jute and Hemp ropes John can rig suspension work as well as produce highly erotic bondage photographs.

Pregnancy Bondage

I have had a few requests to see the bondage work I did with pregnant models and although most of the shots are in earlier blog posts I thought it was worth pulling them all together into a single post to make them easier to find. I’ve also added an image that whilst is not strictly bondage, it does have some pegs and a wrist-cage which I really like.

Is it dangerous to the baby and mother?

A few people have commented on images I have posted concerned that it was dangerous for the mother and baby. Bondage should always be done with feedback from the model, the ropes were no tighter than an elasticated waistband. Model safety comes first, I’ve done a few bondage pregnancy shoots now and all mothers and babies have gone on to have natural and uncomplicated births with healthy newborns.

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When skills combine

I don’t tend to do many TF (Time For) shoots, where both parties give their time for the output, as I often find that the images taken during such sessions are saleable so it makes no commercial sense not to organise the session as a paid shoot in the first instance. However, as ever there are exceptions to that rule and often when it involves trying out equipment, ideas and/or incorporating a lot of suspension bondage work then I opt for TF, providing both parties are in agreement. The time taken to rig and de-rig can limit the content that you can cover during a session, so too fatigue that the model encounters with strenuous ties and positions, so a TF session takes the commercial pressure off the session and allows you to have a free rein.

A model called Gestalta contacted me via Facebook wanting to know if I would like to shoot some shots for her as she does quite a few exhibitions and demonstrations of shibari rigging and did not have any good images of her performances. Trying to get good images during an onstage performance is very difficult as lighting, background and the ability to direct the action are all against you. I’d worked with Gestalta before back in 2009 so she was familiar with my work and I hers, although I was not aware she had become so involved in the rigging and shibari demonstration and exhibition scene. I was happy to go with the TF session as it would be trying out ideas and using rope work extensively throughout the session. For me I’d just had a re-organisation of the studio to give me more width specifically to shoot suspension and want to see how that worked out, as well as shoot some video content for a showreel which I’d not done too well at in the past. I was also keen to expand on one of my underlying themes that I keep returning to of bondage and ballet, a theme I’d first shot with Joceline back in March 2007. Below are some of the images that we took during the session, rigging was a joint affair, or Gestalta or me doing the rigging.

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