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    Ropes as Fashion

    Ropes as Fashion

      Ropes Fashion Show #REAF

    At the Hot Springs

    At the Hot Springs

    Watching the sun rise at the hot springs near Death Valley.

    Suspension in Rochester's Inner Loop

    Suspension in Rochester’s Inner Loop

    Example of a suspension underneath Rochester’s Inner Loop during the demolition phase. Before shibari became an art, and later a fetish (kinbaku), it originated in Japan as a means of securing prisoners (hojōjutsu). It was later eroticized by artists on wood blocks and tapestry and became more of a fetish in the 18-1900s.Samurai were required […]

    Risqué Panda

    Risqué Panda

    Shout out to @amyvitale for her work on pandas. I heard her say in an interview on NPR that she has to wear a panda suit when photographing the pandas. This is how I imagine them. #upyouralley #folsom #dorealley #pandaman #natgeoreject #cosplay #panda

    Bride Steps In

    Bride Steps In

      When a bride on her wedding day crashes your shibari photo session. Took this just before the police told us we had to leave. 😉 #kink #bdsm #weddings #bondage #bride #wedding #santamonica #california #nudephotoshoot #suspension #ropeplay #route66 #santamonicapier #pier #watersuspension #bdsmculture #bdsmcommunity #kinbaku #shibari #beach #lowtide

    Toking with Wonder Woman

    Toking with Wonder Woman

    When you look over and a toking Wonder Woman is giving you that look. #upyouralley #wonderwoman #cosplay #420 #highsociety

    Ropes as Fashion
    Ropes as Fashion

      Ropes Fashion Show #REAF

    At the Hot Springs
    At the Hot Springs

    Watching the sun rise at the hot springs near Death Valley.

    Suspension in Rochester’s Inner Loop
    Suspension in Rochester's Inner Loop

    Example of a suspension underneath Rochester’s Inner Loop during the demolition phase. Before shibari became an art, and later a fetish (kinbaku), it originated in Japan as a means of securing prisoners (hojōjutsu). It was later eroticized by artists on wood blocks and tapestry and became more of a fetish in the 18-1900s.Samurai were required […]

    Risqué Panda
    Risqué Panda

    Shout out to @amyvitale for her work on pandas. I heard her say in an interview on NPR that she has to wear a panda suit when photographing the pandas. This is how I imagine them. #upyouralley #folsom #dorealley #pandaman #natgeoreject #cosplay #panda

    Bride Steps In
    Bride Steps In

      When a bride on her wedding day crashes your shibari photo session. Took this just before the police told us we had to leave. 😉 #kink #bdsm #weddings #bondage #bride #wedding #santamonica #california #nudephotoshoot #suspension #ropeplay #route66 #santamonicapier #pier #watersuspension #bdsmculture #bdsmcommunity #kinbaku #shibari #beach #lowtide

    Toking with Wonder Woman
    Toking with Wonder Woman

    When you look over and a toking Wonder Woman is giving you that look. #upyouralley #wonderwoman #cosplay #420 #highsociety

    Landscapes of the Southwest
    Landscapes of the Southwest

    A collection of landscapes I made while passing through the southwest heading from Long Beach, CA to Rochester, NY.

    Up Your Alley Fest (NSFW)
    Up Your Alley Fest (NSFW)

    NSFW, seriously. What I love about photography is the excuse it gives me to be in places I ordinarily couldn’t or wouldn’t be in. When most of us take pictures we are often saying “look at what I saw” or “look at what I’m doing.” For me, photography is a tool of exploration The camera is so often for […]

    Swimming at Seneca Lake 
    Swimming at Seneca Lake 

    I took three or four days from my trip to stay at Seneca Lake. Taking some time to reflect on some changes in my occupation and location. While there, I stayed with a close friend and I spent a lot of my time swimming, canoeing, and spear-fishing with my host’s son Cyrus. I was having […]

    Bighorn Sheep in Zion
    Bighorn Sheep in Zion

      Bighorn Sheep cross the landscape at Zion National Park.