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I have been very busy and not uploading much of my work to dA for a while so I am very pleased to see that this and my derelict nudes group have been getting regular submissions.
I have mainly been working on a trilogy of books, the first is 'Boobs in Bondage' and many of the photos can be/will be/ have been uploaded here already, this was a photographic study specifically on breast bondage, it's the type of bondage I find I do most often and I have always tried to do something a little different every time, so I felt there was scope for a book study of that, it's not a how-to but it is certainly a source of ideas for people who like to tie -  www.beautifulbondage.net/store…

Whilst working on this I realised how little variety there was with male bondage and of that there is almost no male genital bondage, despite it being a hugely popular practice, so taking the policy of working with a wide range of people and coming up with creative variations of ties and applied it to the gentlemens toolbox, and Boys in Bondage because the second and more challenging in the series, due to the fact it's a lot of photos of willies I don't expect dA will be happy with me uploading them, so to see them you'll either have to get the book or join FetLife where my gallery hosts a number of examples, here is a link for the book www.beautifulbondage.net/store…

So what is the final part of the trilogy? when working on the second book I was really enjoying the challenge of coming up with different ties for cocks and balls I was working with, surely you run out of ideas fast right? there is the challenge, so i decided to go full-circle and come back to women for the most challenging of the three, Female Genital Bondage, yep, there is even less variety there surely? most of the work is proving to be varieties of crotchropes, some designs work well practically but I felt didn't photograph well so I am sticking to aesthetic ties what have a practical application, then need to look good and in some way feel good, ties you would actually use just like the previous two. These photos I am sure would mostly not be allowed on here as some get explicit but I will upload what I can here and elsewhere and when the trilogy is complete it'll have a set of galleries on my website.
As this project is ongoing this is also an appeal for models, you don't need to have Modelling experience or Bondage experience (I often work with either and both), this can be done anonymously as the photos are all close-ups of the specific ties (but I can also tie the rest of you and create some general bondage photos that you can use yourself), I live in Cambridgeshire in central UK so if you can get to me I'll consider you! for aesthetic reasons I am preferring medium to slim build modes with minimal or no fur but variety is important in these projects.

I am also working on other non-bondage related photographic projects, primarily explicit erotica working mostly with couples (again, probably not going to be able to share that here either!) and I am shooting commissions as they come in within the genres I specialise (Art & Figure Nude, Erotic, Fetish, Bondage and BDSM).

Outside of photography my online rope shops on my website BeautifulBondage.net as well as eBay and Amazon are getting an overhaul, the prices are being updated and the kits and other general items reviewed, there has been no price increase for a couple of years or more and my costs have gone up steadily! so I need to catch-up.

I've also been teaching rope bondage more, there has been renewed interest from photographers both wanting to learn and wanting me to tie for their shoots with the whole Fifty Shades thing, I've also had a lot more regular people either wanting to learn bondage or wanting to experience it in safe hands, all work I enjoy doing greatly as it is a huge positive influence on these peoples lives, very rewarding.

Thats most of my relevant updates, I will be getting more organised and uploading to dA and this group as I shoot more material that will be allowed here, all part of getting more organised online again!

Any fans, photographers or riggers of rope bondage are welcome to join this group, I only accept Photography of Rope bondage and although I don't want to be elitist when it comes to rigging or photographic quality (we all started somewhere) I will reject photos where I see no real effort having been made, I want people watching this groups feed to be looking at Rope Bondage Photographs that have some thought in them instead of just snapshots of careless attempts. I will also decline any photos I feel portray potentially dangerous practices, ties or rope placement, thats not to say I don't appreciate the potential artistic merits of a noose around the neck, but I don't like the idea of someone being inspired to recreate what appears to be a full-suspension from a clit-hood piercing, in all cases common sense will be applied.

Also if anyone is learning and wants me to critique their ropework, I am always happy to help people who are learning, contact me directly through my dA profile or my websites.

Also a few answers to questions that I have been asked recently and often:
You don't have to be a photographer, rigger or 'model' to join, fans can join too.
It doesn't have to be artistic photography, just a reasonable photo of a reasonable effort with some rope on a body can be submitted.
Photos of both men and women are welcome.
Generally I only accept photos of bondage on live humans, I may accept exceptional ropework on mannequins or dolls or maybe other objects.
Cuffs don't count, this group is for Rope bondage.
I do sell rope and I so ship worldwide BeautifulBondage.net
I do teach, 1-2-1 not groups and I'm in the UK (though people do visit me from other countries, I very rarely travel).

Finally I did intend starting to do more interviews and features both here and on my website, this is stalled purely due to time, I've been both sick and busy, I will still get to it when I finish some current projects!

Thank you for reading! (this was written at 03:30 so I'll have to check later for any errors!)
In a few weeks I'll be looking through our members with a view to interviewing some Photographers, Models & Riggers of Rope Bondage for features which will be published on dA and on BeautifulBondage.net

In the meantime if you'd like to jump-the-gun and express and interest/willingness to be interviewed, reply here or send me a note directly :iconmarkvarley:
People on dA who are familiar with my work are probably aware that Rope Bondage is a big part of it, although I primarily think of myself as an art-nudes photographer I'm still best known for my Bondage work.

As well as my bondage photography (4 books so far) which is centred around one of my websites BeautifulBondage.net www.beautifulbondage.net I also teach and rig commercially Rope Bondage and retail Rope & Bondage Hardware (members of this group are eligible for a discount code!).
There is also a Bondage Models area of BeautifulBondage.net which is currently being rebuilt.

I've started this new group to bring together some of the amazing bondage work that is on dA, I'll be writing some Features / Interviews about some of the Photographers, Models & Riggers who have work here, which will be published here and on BeautifulBondage.net

:bulletred: Anyone is welcome to apply to join the group
:bulletred: Photographers, Models & Riggers can submit photography of work they were involved in creating
:bulletred: Members can also submit photography by other dA members
:bulletred: Primarily Rope Bondage but Photography of other restraint-types will be considered
:bulletred: Photography Only
:bulletred: Limited to 7 submissions per member, per week
:bulletred: If in doubt, submit anyway
:bulletred: If a submission is declined and you want to know why, send a note to Mark markvarley.deviantart.com/ with a link to the photo and I'll let you know why
:bulletred: For a discount code for BeautifulBondage.net www.beautifulbondage.net send a note to Mark markvarley.deviantart.com/ (we ship world wide, three times a week)

If you are new to rope bondage, as a Photographer, Model or Privately, I'm a free source of advice. I've been tying people up for 20 years and photographing it for 8 years.

My other groups are:
:iconderelict-nudes: & :iconuk-models-and-photog:
(some people received image requests from Derelict Nudes, my bad, I hit the wrong button!)

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