A Little while ago we met a wonderful gentleman at LAMChester, who after watching our rope scene introduced himself, had a chat and exchanged details. He informed us he was a photographer and was interested in shooting more fet/boudoir style content and had always been interested in rope.
When we got home I took some time to look up his IG profile and his work, to see what kind of stuff he did and whether or not it would be something we were interested in. Oh Me Oh My, what a wonderful eye.
@Pree_Views website was full of amazing photos, but I was drawn the most to some of the life drawing classes he had photographed, and a particular insightful way in which he captured the scenes. Its hard to describe quite what it is, other than this own perspective and creativity, so ill link a few photos below.
Something about the way in which these images capture the emotion, the connection and the creativity of the scenes just resonated with us. It would be easy to just focus on the model, taking still life photos and in milliseconds capturing what the artists were taking many minutes/hours to draw. However, instead the direction @Pree_Views took was to be more imaginative and bring together some really compelling photos that capture more than just the subject.
We knew that this creative direction was something that could really capture our rope in a new way, something we weren’t able to do alone and to trust in someone’s vision to capture the connection between us in rope. After some brief discussion we arranged a time and studio to shoot at, with a very loose idea of what the whole day would entail. We agreed that Pree wanted to try and capture the scene in a raw and organic way, with little “posed” or staged shots.
When we arrived at the studio we hauled our rope bag, suspension rig, equipment and selves up a few flights or stairs and setup in the studio. As Pixie got changed Pree and I setup the rig and did a few test shots for lighting, while having a more in depth chat about our background, experiences, events on the kink scene we had attended and generally set a friendly and collaborative mood.
Once Pixie was dressed in suitable attire, and after some comical wrangling with a bluetooth speaker that refused to play ball (or music for that matter) for a good 15 minutes, we managed to play our usual rope scene playlist and begin our scene.
What follows is a photographic and caption based journey though our scene.
These select images capture in image and word the connection we felt in the moments we experienced together. Captured exquisitely by our wonderful photographer. Yet there were more moments of absolute art and beauty, that do not tell a story, but merely encapsulate a moment of time, preserved perfectly. The below Gallery demonstrates some of our favourite photographs of all time.
To be able to see ourselves captured through someone else’s eyes was a completely new experience to us. Within a scene we are able to experience our emotions, both independently and together, but having done some more rope recently in public, hearing peoples reactions and reponses we because curious how this is perceived. By sympathetically preserving these moment on film, Pree_Views was able to give us insight into how others are sharing in that experience. How our art and passion is received and impresses upon an audience. As strange as it is to see yourself in these moments, it is also humbling to experience that emotion as a spectator rather than a participant. This scene was remarkable in the freedom with which we were able to express ourselves. Not a moment was staged or retook.
With deft grace and effortless motion Pree_Views worked around us, never interfering with our scene, merely documenting how he was experiencing it to share with us. This passive nature, made for some absolutely outstanding art, a genuine collaboration between rope top, rope bottom and photographer to bring alive something that we all shared together. The full photo set from this session will be uploaded to our Gallery soon.
Once our initial aftercare cuddled and rehydration was concluded, we took a break for lunch. Realising that we still had a good 90 minutes left of studio time, Pixie came up with an idea to try something a little different. A less immersive scene but a more explorative dive into our rope, using some techniques we had been working on, to create some interesting and appealing shapes to play around with.
Rather than continue here, Ive taken the liberty to post it in a Part 2, showing a different side to our rope work and expression.