Tuesday, 9 June 2020
Don't take risks, then, but lockdown is about improvising. A hairbrush and a bottle cap are called into service for this online workshop. Everyone is in their individual live-stream rabbit hutch.
'I've got no solid flat space to tie on.'
'I wish there were someone around I could hurt apart from myself.'
'In a few months I'll be free.' (Don't bank on it.)
'I might not be tying 'cos my family are about.'
I miss the energy of live performance, but there is one advantage for me online: you can't tell if you're the one I'm drawing.
More pictures if you scroll down.
Saturday, 24 August 2019
While the tropical fish look on, Steve takes charge. His route to shibari was martial arts so he gives thought to self-protection and connection with the model: 'If you do it like this she can punch you in the face. Sophie, can you feel my heart beat?'
He dismisses 'power stuff, idiot stuff'. 'We are not in the jerking off business. We are trying to give her a good time.'
The picture you make is all-important. 'As a rigger you have a responsibility to put her into beautiful poses.' And let her 'deep-dive into sub space.'