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Archive for September, 2016
Folsom Street Fair 2016
Folsom Street Fair 2016

  After covering the Dore Alley, or “Up Your Alley” street fest for two years, I figured it was finally time I made it up for the infamous “Folsom Street Fair.” In the past, it was a strictly gay event but it seems that the BDSM community has infiltrated the event, turning its focus from homosexuality to […]

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