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I used to shoot a lot of shibari and bondage stuff; I'm not sure why I stopped - it's fun. In the spring I am hoping to start doing a series of more targeted fetish/shibari images using alternative printing processes instead of modern digital methods. I think the distortion and texture of the old optics and processes will lend an interesting "feel" - in this image I did some digital "enlarger diffusion" to soften the blacks. I think of this shot as sort of an "experiment."

Model is :iconevaineity:
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:iconartlo:
ArtLo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  Professional Photographer
Elbows touching, is a Bless.

Most talented, awa most gifted model.


Excellent light management, combined w/ exemplary gentle post prod rendering.


Thank you very much, for sharing your fine artistry.
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:iconshibariseduction:
shibariseduction Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous
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:icondarklensimages:
darklensimages Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Nicely done and I like the B&W treatment.
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:iconchochmah93:
Chochmah93 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
I saw this picture so often in the net, but I didn't know who's made it - till today ;)
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:iconbazzai:
Bazzai Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifull!
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:iconmaroon11:
Maroon11 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
Would love to buy a copy of this. Beautiful! 
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:icongrey8wolf:
Grey8Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Nice shot!
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:iconkenta5:
Kenta5 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Excellent!
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:iconartemis2014:
Artemis2014 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exquisite!
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:iconfreddie13freak:
freddie13freak Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Beautiful. Amazing rope work. 
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:icondeanabean6:
deanabean6 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply stunning!!
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:iconjanmurphyphoto:
JanMurphyPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow this is impressive work and a hell of a pose by the model also.
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:iconpetwolfkitten:
PetWolfKitten Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Your images take my breath away. My ropist and I have a blog on Tumblr, SpiceNWolf, with about 300 followers. I would love to have your permission to post some of your images there. If not, I completely understand, and will continue to enjoy them privately.
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:iconleatherforfun:
leatherforfun Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   General Artist
rawrrrr.. I love it!
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:iconlagwardia:
lagwardia Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
this is a really beautiful piece. i love the lighting, you are a master of it in many of your works. The colouring, the pose, the lighting, contrast. All are absolutely incredible. I love your work, but am so reluctant to load film into my camera to try ever get a picture as good as that out!
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Well, this was shot digitally. We actually were planning to try to shoot a wet plate of it, but her arms started to hurt and my chemicals weren't working that day. :(
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:iconlagwardia:
lagwardia Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
nothing worse than the distinct 'out of date' stink when you open those bottles is there? I know you can still use them in a kind of alchemically Joel Peter witkin kinda way but I would probably end up poisoning myself rather than creating art! This really is crafted so well. I love this picture and whatever way you lit the shot and set your filters, it all just worked like clockwork. One of the finest rope bondage pictures i've ever seen. by a mile.
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:icont-equio:
T-equio Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
lovely.

:+fav:
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:iconfutsume:
futsume Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome pose... Reminds me of a spider, with the long vertical legs and arms, and the rope=web
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:icongothic141:
Gothic141 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exceptionally composed! Intense and alluring! And the black and white is stunning
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Thank you!
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:icontheskaldofnvrwinter:
TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
intense and dynamic
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:iconnedrojb1:
nedrojb1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
A bit of a Knotty Problem... or maybe not (doesn't seem to be a problem for Shibari)
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:iconart1stry:
art1stry Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
I love this pose!! Her legs look so inviting and beautiful shibari work here.
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:iconblavak:
blavak Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
STUNNING!
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:iconhermit60:
Hermit60 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Great Photo, Love it, love the lighting and the pose.
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:iconinkangel17:
inkangel17 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student Photographer
i love your bondage work.... i am about to get my pics done for the first time tomorrow and im going with a bondage themed shoot. I am nervous, because this is new for me, but your images give me inspiration and ideas on how i would want my own pics to be done. :) I wish i was as pretty as your models though, they are all so gorgeous!!!
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
That's an incredibly sweet thing to say!! I'm glad you like my work!! :) Have fun at your shoot!!
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:iconlittlesparrow91:
littlesparrow91 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
this is intriguing but yet beautiful.
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:iconfrancoisdewynter:
FrancoisDeWynter Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
excellent
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:iconoakegg:
OakEgg Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :clap:
The pose is great and I just love when a female can get her elbows together :wow:
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:iconfremen9:
Fremen9 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That is fantastic....love the way her legs are posed...
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:iconazaphedoom:
Azaphedoom Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
I really love shibari... I am learning about!
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:iconbongageslut69:
bongageslut69 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
thats hot
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:icondigitalrebel-basel:
digitalrebel-basel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I was in a beginners shibari course on Sunday ... now I have to find models ;)
Did you tie it yourself? It looks neat! ("except where the ropes are not exactly parallel", my teacher woudl say) :)
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Yeah, I tied it. It's taken me a bit of practice and I'm fortunate that my model is extremely tolerant of my foibles.
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:icondigitalrebel-basel:
digitalrebel-basel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
cool ... all i can do so far is a Takate Kote 2 with cinches...
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:iconlateniteslavegirl:
lateniteslavegirl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
It's like poetry, a perfect form!
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:iconwarai-otoko2:
warai-otoko2 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
It is a very beautiful shibari & bw photo full of emotions :D
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:icongeorginahoar:
GeorginaHoar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student
Love love love the lighting/shadowing on her back! Love the crinkles.
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:icontenebreuse:
tenebreuse Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Photographer
The fact that she'slashed bring the final touch to this photography and All this being polished up by this perfect light! Nothing to change, this photography is magnificent...

NB: sorry for my English
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
I am glad you like it.
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:iconeliant:
ELIANT Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
impresive
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:iconrei-no-shi:
Rei-no-shi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
A forearm dragonfly, very nice, simple yet as with all shibari, elegant.
I like your choice of black and white, I always find it brings the textual contrasts between skin and rope out very nicely
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I don't know the names of any of the ties. :) I'm not "seriously into it" but I'm glad it worked.
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:iconrei-no-shi:
Rei-no-shi Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
the work was very nicely done, Shibari is a bit of.."hobby" of mine lets call it so I spot familiar ties easily.

[link]

The 2 books that can be bought via that link look as though they have some good ties for photographic use
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Thank you!

I just did a shoot today and attempted some ties -- and made a complete hash of them. The model was more experienced than I am, and wound up tying herself up. :)

I'll take a look at the link. A book might be useful. - hm - wow - those books look awesome. Thanks! I just ordered book one.
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:icongabrielxl:
GabrielXL Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
My good man... You're hitting the right cord here! Kudos.
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:icongrindz0ne:
grindz0ne Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great Work good light !!
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silkedtoungue Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Really very very nice, i like that
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