In my “vanilla” life, I’m a portrait, couples, and family photographer, and those types of shoots make up the majority of my paid work. I create the images you see on this site mostly “for fun” in cooperation with other experienced rope bottoms and tops, models, performers, and photographers.
Given that, my availability to take paid assignments of the type you’ll find on this site can be limited and may require scheduling well in advance. However, if that’s not a deterrent, then I would be happy to discuss your particular goals to see if I would be the best fit for you!
What styles of photography do you do?
I shoot high concept, fine-art nude, implied nude, boudoir, performance, and fetish images (with an emphasis on rope bondage). I occasionally shoot for events, as well.
I am happy to shoot in a location of your choosing. I can also provide a small studio space for fashion, fine-art nude, or rope. However, while I can and do shoot under studio conditions, I prefer to find interesting locations to serve as the backdrops (or complements) to the model.
I do not shoot explicit images, hardcore images, or images of implied violence outside of a clear and consensual BDSM context.
Will you do a rope shoot with me? Can I be suspended? Can I hire you for rope work?
Yes, I will tie and photograph you. Yes, I will photograph the rope work that someone else ties. Yes, I will tie someone else for you to shoot or as part of your project. However, I do have limitations and they are unique to each person.
Rope bondage can be extremely dangerous, and adding photography to the mix can increase those risks. The biggest risks include: nerve compression damage which can lead to impaired mobility or complete mobility loss for hours, weeks, months, or longer; positional asphyxiation and fainting; muscle and joint strain or dislocation; and the risks of falling (particularly with fainting).
All of these risks get higher as the experience of both the person tying and the person being tied gets lower, but they are always a risk even with the most experienced practitioners. Anyone who tries to convince you otherwise, or assure you that they have enough experience to make sure those things don’t happen, is lying … either out of ignorance or because they just want to get you in their rope.
Therefore, I try to accurately assess the experience of the people being tied and keep the level or risk for the photoshoot below that level. In general, I will not suspend anyone new to rope, and suspensions of those with limited prior experience will be confined to hip-harness-based, face-up work.
I also recommend you review the content in our introductory rope course regardless of your experience level: Rope Study – Rope 101
Finally, if we do any rope work together, I will ask you to sign this release.
How much do you charge? What do I get?
For rope only: I ask $30/hour; I do require pre-shoot negotiation and practice time (as needed), but I do not charge for that time
For photography or photography and rope: My pricing options are listed below.
Please realize that in a given time period, we will be able to get more shots and more “looks” in a session that does not involve rope (or other elaborate set-ups) than in one that does (because of the time required to tie).
Also, if I will be doing the tying for our work together, I will ask everyone being tied to sign a waiver, and I strongly recommend all parties discuss and align goals beforehand.