Here we are! Drawing to the end of another year. As usual, I am not the biggest fan of looking back; I’d rather look forward, and there’s a whole lot to look forward to. But since this is a retrospective, I’ll indulge in just a touch of summary and nostalgia.
I’d like to note that 2016 ended with 3 really strong videos, Female Slave, Lot 3209 with Tilly McReese, Sent for Bondage 2 with Paisley Prince, and The Prisoner 6 with Vika. These videos incorporated more “adult” elements than previous videos, but also maintaining high and unique standards of plot and costuming.
“Sent for Bondage 3”:
The first video of 2017, “Sent for Bondage 3” maintains this tradition. There is tight security throughout, and the very sexy acting of Paisley, but also 4 new outfits that were obtained specifically for the shooting. Corporal punishment, penis gags, a plastic punishment skirt, all combine in one sexy package in this very successful video.
For those photo geeks among you, I completely changed my gear in March of 2017. I switched from Nikon (my camera was a Nikon D750) to Sony (a 42 MP AR7ii). I also upgraded from my old trusty Novatron lights to a more modern wireless, rechargeable mono-light system. It was a big investment, and risky. Nikon is a great system, and I sold my entire system to go to Sony.
Of course, the camera does not make the photograph; the photographer makes the photograph, but the detail and size of images from the Sony AR7ii are incredible.
So, the first shooting with the new system was:
Anonymous Bondage Witness 2:
This plot concept was first done with Vika in 2013, and this edition involves a District Attorney, Jill Richards, who has to enter her own strict bondage witness protection program and be kept in captivity by the boorish and foolish Marshal.
Jill Richards took a wry approach and totally nailed the joke!
In addition to Jill’s great acting ability and knowing humor, she is very flexible in that her elbows could easily be tied behind her back, and she was able to handle the full-size ball-gag and the full-size penis gag without difficulty.
Shibari on Archives BBS
Now, I have to note that I began formal shibari, that is, Japanese bondage training in May of 2017. I have been dissatisfied with the aesthetics of my tying and now I really know why. I can appreciate the somewhat crude, makeshift tying of a quick “wrists crossed and tied behind the back” that I grew up with from Men’s Magazines (the old 60’s tabloids with the beautifully illustrated covers) and comic books, and mainstream televisions and movies.
There is a real problem with this type of bondage, however, that I won’t go into here. Some people, like Jay Edwards, and Lew Rubens have taken this type of “western” rope bondage to a very high level, and I really admire their work.
But, the Japanese have refined the art of bondage, specifically, sexual and captivity bondage over centuries. American (English), or “western” bondage is a tradition that really only goes back to the 1950’s. Now, don’t; worry, I’m not abandoning this style completely, but beginning with “The Prisoner 6 with Vika” where my first efforts at shibari are evident, you’ll start to see beautiful carefully, securely, and hopefully beautifully trussed up in jute!
The Prisoner 6:
The 6th edition of “The Prisoner, with Vika, was a new departure in that the plot is built on the relationship that was established between Marshal and the prisoner, Vika in The Prisoner 5.
Having escaped from custody in the previous Prisoner 5, Vika is subjected to much tighter security, and the video starts out with her in a straitjacket and a canvas straitjacket helmet under which she is wearing a ball-gag. This entire bondage sequence had to be filmed separately, and it appears as an “adder” at the end of the video.
Vika is subjected to forced handcuffed marching both nude and wearing court clothes and also she wears a sexy yandy.com “I Dream of Jeannie” costume.
This is the first video where actual shibari ropework is used.
We end the year with two new models. I guess you all may have concluded that I love models with long hair. I guess that’s just the way most beautiful young women wear their hair. Taylor, whose hair is in a cute pixie-cut show us just how beautiful a woman can be with shorter hair!
Female Slave – Lot 4718:
Taylor makes a very convincing case as a student loan slave. She looks a lot like Sophia Loren, in my opinion, she has beautiful breasts and a stunning hour-glass figure, she looks great in vintage outfits, and can easily handle a full-size 2 1/4 inch ball-gag!
Taylor instinctively holds her wrists behind her back in a beautiful way when locked in handcuffs, and she is an experienced shibari bottom. It should be no surprise that she commands north of seven figures when she is sold at auction!
In August 2017, the Houston area, where I live, had almost 50 inches of rain. This caused devastating flooding, and many people’s homes (and by many, I mean tens of thousands) were flooded with several feet of water.
My own home suffered from flooding, although I am thankful that this was minimal compared to what others are still dealing with.
I can tell you, seeing water slowly but inexorably rising, approaching your home is a frightening and sobering thing. The flooding didn’t come without warning, however, and I was able to mitigate property damage.
There was one night when I was truly concerned that my entire life’s photographic work could be wiped out. After all, if a body of water rises 22 feet, what’s to stop it from rising 30 feet?
And, I am a person who is very careful about backup strategies. I just never imagined that an entire geographic area could flood, until now.
I have probably published about 1/20th of all the photographs I have taken. I have taken steps to backup in the cloud. I am not sure why I am telling the public this, but if you have secure access to IT infrastructure, and could host an archival backup of my work to date, please contact me by commenting below.
The Prisoner 7:
Another new model to Archives BBS rounds out the year’s bondage in 2017 review video offerings. Beautiful Brianne Blu is a stunning blonde with the loveliest face, long blonde hair, and beautiful blue eyes.
She is short of temper though, and she doesn’t put up with Marshal’s bumbling incompetence as she is escorted to Dallas for her custody and security status hearing.
Brianne is subject to forced marching, handcuffs (of course!), tight ropework, head-bagging, Gorean Slave Training, and she makes 2 escape attempts, one right at the beginning of the film, and the next one tied up nude in bed.
Don’t miss this beautiful young woman, locked up and in transport as a bondage prisoner!
It’s been a great year! I hope I continue to gain your subscribership and your interest as a video producer. I do truly appreciate all your support.
Happy New Year, and please look for our stunning new video release shortly after the first of the year!