We had a little competition on the forum, to see who could tell my photos from Kate's.
Steve was the winner, so as a reward Ariel and I ran a little tutorial photoshoot for him.
Steve had liked some of the sets we'd done where the lights were shining on polished black
floor and oiled tanned skin... so out came the baby oil, into a wicked kneeling strappado
went Ariel, and of course it wouldn't have been complete without a drool-inducing big red
Photos by Steve
And here's what Ariel thought about it...
Today one of the Restrained Elegance members, Steve, came to the studio to
do some work with Hywel. He was looking to improve his photography and
incorporate bondage into a studio shoot (excellent choice, I thought!), so I
was delighted to be invited along too, as the model. I appealed to Hywel,
hoping that since I was modelling for Steve, I shouldn't be subject to the
normal Restrained Elegance slavegirl rules on the grounds that it would just
be too, too, embarrassing. Hywel, surprisingly, agreed (possibly to save
Steve the possible discomfort of entering into a full-scale D/s scene
without his prior consent) so I looked forward to a fun, light-hearted
bondage shot, a welcome holiday from my arduous training schedule.
I'd met Steve once before, at the Restrained Elegance Members Photography
Tutorial in January. I really hope he's representative of the Members,
because he's LOVELY! He seems to really like bondage, knows plenty about it
and is thoughtful and considerate in his approach to rigging, which is
always much appreciated. However, he had some ambitious ideas, based on the
very lexicon I'd helped to create. I felt that I'd sabotaged myself,
rather. But he'd kindly remembered how much I love strapado, so that's what
we started with.
One of the sad things about working with a really experienced bondage
photographer is that they work so fast that I'm often untied again before I
know it. But Steve and Hywel took their time discussing lights and lenses
while I languished, miserably, in a tight elbows-together strapado. Well,
not ACTUALLY miserably - it was all really rather marvellous. And it turned
out that Steve really likes to use big ball-gags which just added to the
'Oh, she's drooling, take a close-up!' advised Hywel. And Steve did. Hmmm,
I started to feel a little ganged-up on....
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