When it comes to using animals in bondage images, my favourite subject shows Andromeda about to be sacrificed to the Kraken. However, animals are more versatile than this and, although the models are often more frightened by them than my jokes about “being back in an hour”, models will pose with animals—provided you don’t inform them about their posing partners until after they are securely tied. Poor Danielle, for example, was scared out of her pants when I posed her for “Danielle in the Lion’s Den”:
Princess was more sanguine when the prairie dog photobombed her dramatic shot:
And she even enjoyed posing with jungle girl Drew on display in the gorilla exhibit:
One anonymous model served as shark bait in my next photograph. I should add that no sharks were injured in the course of the photoshoot. The model did lose a few fingers and gave up modelling shortly after the session.
Alexis got nervous when she realised just how big the snake I wanted to pose her with was.
After posing for me once as Andromeda, Nicole would only agree to appear in one of my wildlife photos if I posed her as a huntress—and she even rejected my suggestion of the white huntress bound for sacrifice.
One of my favourites was when Drew agreed to appear with my pet squirrel. I tell you, he really knew his way around a hogtie.
He hadn’t been a completely popular choice for the American Prison Reform Association’s ‘Man of the Year’ award, but in the reception before the ceremony he won over some of the doubters. As Judge Anthony Reynolds worked the room, he knew who favored him and who didn’t. He was courteous and charming to those who were pleased he was there, but he made a real effort on those who weren’t so pleased.
He was being honored for setting up and leading the Prison Welfare Commission, an organization which had been credited for making prison safer for inmates, and campaigning for prisoners to be able to work and not stay in their cells all day. No-one at the award ceremony had a problem with the work of the Commission. They did believe that in spite of his work with the Commission, Judge Reynolds passed harsh sentences and therefore shouldn’t be given the award.