We had many questions about Bondage art ourselves, starting to first document about Japanese Bondage, a sexual activity that first came to notice in Japan in the late 1600s. In recent years, bondage or as called in Japan, Kinbaku, has become popular in the Western BDSM scene in its own right and has also profoundly influenced bondage, combining to produce many ‘fusion’ styles.

Kinbaku is a Japanese style of bondage or BDSM which involves tying a person up using simple yet visually intricate patterns, usually with several pieces of thin rope. It now has a strong presence in the works of some renowned contemporary artists, mainly photographers, like Nobujoshi Aaki and Hikari Kesho.

In 2014, Romanian singer-songwriter NAVI released a bondage-themed music video, ”Picture Perfect’, but the highly controversial video was banned by Romanian television for its explicit erotic content.

Bogdan Alexandru, our today’s feature shares with CVLTARTES the video-experiment ‘Alluring Dark Soft Edges’, his latest, safe, sexy and beautiful approach on Bondage. He even explained to us how he started working on this video. More below.

‘If there are no bruises left, it means it was a good Bondage.’

A short-video experiment created from a happy coincidence.
A new set and yet the same workshop.
I hadn’t planned a shooting involving this subject, although there were some talks in our creative workshop about Bongage – a subculture of BDSM. A subject on fine lines of erotic aesthetics.

Questions about how wide or how tight some twine or knot ties can be, or about the final result of the image. What types of ties or knots or what types of twine?

The only way some answers would turn into solutions would have been only though concrete attempts- by common agreement we decided to turn off the soft-boxes and skimp on natural light through the shadows.
How do you feel when you are tied up or when you see a tied up person and what kind of freedom does this technique cause? Is it bodily passivity or not?
How comfortable or painful a position is and where to stop?
These are just some questions and topics mentioned…

These questions have finally led to this video experiment, and instead of answering the questions, our activity has raised more ones.’

Alluring Dark Soft EdgesD.O.P: Bogdan-Roth Robert Model: Elena Cojoianu

Gepostet von Bogdan Alexandru am Sonntag, 24. Mai 2020

Model: Elena Cojoianu
D.O.P. : Bogdan Roth Robert
Videographer/Video Editor: Bogdan Alexandru

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