Last night I shot with Z. Maitri, the famed bondage photographer who is best known for his use of lights to create real-time photo effects. He and I have been friends for years and shoot together whenever he’s in town (SF).

What makes my relationship with Maitri unique is that with him, I’ve chosen to present my “kinbaku-bi” or traditional shibari styled work. I do not claim to be a master of this form of rope art (in all truth I am not), but I do love playing with themes. And so, in short, last night Yumi Y (model), Z. Maitri (photographer) and I (rigger) played, and this is what we created.


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Hope you enjoy,

JD ~ TIAT/TKB

p.s. When I’m rigging for a shoot (and not planned to be in the photographs), I dress pretty casual (jeans or sweats, t-shirt or sweater, usually no shoes). Just before we wrapped for the night, Z. asked me to jump in this shot. As we were looking over the images we produced, Z. commented that I’d blocked Yumi’s best lighting (he was joking).