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09.05.13 Marina Galperina

San Francisco’s armory turned bondage/S&M/erotic wrestling porn-making warehouse for Kink.com has been the subject of several professional photo projects and a James Franco documentary which may or may not exist. The Bound for Success photo essay from photographer and filmmaker Shaul Schwarz is a very glossy, rival to on-set photography of big blockbuster films. It really fits […]

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12.26.12 Marina Galperina

As a huge fan of keeping things I don’t want to lose attached securely to my body, I hereby endorse this product-in-progress. Now, it it is by far not the most practical solution as custom camera strap ideas go, but the pitch on the Kickstarter is ace. Tired of “awkward looking” neck straps and the “unattractive” travel hack […]

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01.23.12 Marina Galperina

No, these aren’t chairs left behind by the world’s craftiest escape artist/sub. These are Kennedy James’ Shibari inspired Serial Bondage sculptures. Each tiny armchair is tightly, intricately bound and set or strung up inside a glass dome with a walnut base. Each kinky dome stands 6 inches tall. Think Nobuyoshi Araki of miniature furniture. Aww. Get some at […]

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12.28.11 Tabatha McGurr

In the world of high-fashion shows where catwalks are most often littered with pale, scowling 90-pound  models, the creative team over at SockBox legwear are breathing some seductive old-world nostalgia into the runway with their sultry mélange of stockings, garters, and blindfolds. […]

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10.17.11 Tabatha McGurr

This weeks mandatory installment of S&M inspired editorials is brought to you by Wonderland mag in a spread they’re calling “Of Human Bondage,” and the title pretty much speaks for itself. Shot by photographer duo Driu & Tiago, the NSFW images star Dutch model Marique Schimmel in a seductive black & white display of enticing ‘outfits’ – if […]

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09.30.11 Tabatha McGurr

Vogue Japan is channeling their inner Dominatrix in this stiffly seductive editorial starring supermodel bombshell Lara Stone, a young lady who’s already quite familiar with the art of Kinbaku. […]

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08.30.11 Tabatha McGurr

For V Spain’s Fall 2011 issue, the notorious Naomi Campbell and photographer Sebastian Faena come together for a vibrant bondage-happy spread done in dedication of Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, a classic film by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. What a refreshing change it is to see the generally raged-out Naomi subdued with some rope and duct tape […]

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03.02.10 Marina Galperina

A “bondage club” installation piece at the Vienna Secession museum’s got the Austrian far right’s panties all in a twist. Directly echoing the scandal that surrounded the Jugendstil movement and Gustav Klimt’s 1902 “erotic” Beethoven Frieze, Swiss artists Christoph Buchel transplants a swinging bondage S&M joint into the museum’s basement. […]

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05.12.09 Will Sherman

Interested in the relations between humans and their surroundings, artist Melanie Bonajo photographs nude models in bondage with the material possessions that burden them. This Thursday, the Dutch photographer opens “As Thrown Down From Heaven,” an exhibition of her tied-up works at P.P.O.W in Chelsea. The show is on view from 6 to 8 PM […]

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