Photography and rope, not necessarily in that order
I’m mainly interested in “erotic environmental portraiture,” meaning I like creating images that have implied or explicit sensuality with people in interesting locations. I mostly shoot portrait, fashion / glamour, high-concept, performance, boudoir / fine art nude, and rope / fetish.
Artist and educator, but let's not be too serious
I take the safety and respect of the people I work with very seriously, but I'm here to have fun, work with interesting people, and try to make some interesting stuff. If you have questions, requests, or might want to work together in some way, please contact me!Get in Touch!
A little more of my story …
Ma’iitsoh Yazhi is an old nickname. It’s Navajo for “little wolf.” (For the nerdy or curious, it’s pronounced: mɑːʔiːtsoʊ / jɑːʒiː) … but you can also just call me Alex!
I started practicing photography as a teenager. At that time, the majority of the images I took were landscape and travel shots—by which I mean, my backyard and neighborhood. In college, I bought a used Nikon N8008s and started making actual travel and landscape images. For most of that time, I tried hard to keep people out of my shots. It wasn’t until I got my first digital SLR and started trying to capture street and candid lifestyle shots that I added people to my images.
And so, I was slow to come to the portrait side of photography, and that landscape/travel legacy still tends to inform how I shoot people, including my erotic work. In early 2012, I discovered rope bondage art and was immediately drawn to the mix of technical skill in the ties, artistry in the body positioning and lines, and cooperative nature of tying. I think of it as performance art, and I use my camera to try to capture some aspects of the beauty I find in it.
On this site, I share collections of my images and discuss my photography practice and the rope-art that I incorporate into many of my images. I hope you enjoy the photography and posts that I share on this site. Please feel free to share them (with attribution), leave a comment, or send a message if you do.