Monday, October 02, 2006

Outing Myself.

I think it's time to out myself- I'm looking to do more fetish photography, specifically bondage. Preferably of the paid variety.

No, I'm not talking about the kind of stuff my good internet friends Cherry and Mobius Torn, of WARNING, EXTREMELY GRAPHIC LINK, do- my "basic rules" would still apply.

So, what stopped me from pursuing bondage earlier?

When my previous relationship(which was absolutely wonderful) ended- I was devastated. I also realized that I was finally free to do hardcore porn. But, then I realized that I really didn't want to. But, I was a single gal, and could do anything I wanted to do.

And, I do want to expand into some fetish and bondage photography. At this point in my life, my limits are truly my limits. It's a good feeling. No one's pulling me away(or pushing me into) anything. Well, besides all those pesky hangups everyone has about sexuality and nudity.

I'm hesitant to pursue this avenue for one major reason- it's possible that art photographers won't want to work with someone who's done other "stuff," even if what I've done isn't hardcore. But, at this point- I really think that I have to pursue what I want, and if people don't want to work with someone who's done more than just art photography, than I suppose it's their loss.

So, down the road I go. So far, it's been great.

Photography by Restrained Photo, September 2006.

P.S. You can see me in distress here and here. According to Moraxian, of Moraxian's Gameroom, "Candy is a very new bondage model, but is already making quite a splash, posing for two of the premier bondage websites in the Mid-Atlantic Region, first at Restrained Photo and now at Moraxian's Game Room. She is very expressive and is never truly restrained, even when bound and gagged."


Daniel Haughton said...

Wow! You go girl! I'm glad you feel comfy enough to 'come out' about this. I wish you the best of luck.

3:09 AM  
Moraxian said...

You did a wonderful job as a damsel-in-distress and I am sure our shoot was the first of what I hope will be many. It is not often that I get to work with a model who is as intelligent, beautiful, and talented as you are. You certainly took to the role of "Pauline" (as in "Perils of Pauline") very well, and your acting/stage presence was wonderful.

I am very much looking forward to our next shoot.


8:51 AM  
Gary M Photo said...

I doubt the art photographers will have a problem with it. We tend to be pretty open minded... of course, there are bondage photographers who do beautiful work, and hacks, just like in all fields of photography. I would merely urge you to continue your pursuit of beauty...

10:13 AM  
B said...

Boy, that last sentence is so true.

4:11 PM  
the bare frame said...

the pic is, as always, splendid. if you have a mind to do something more erotic, well, need it be so called "hard-core" "porn?"

of course, i know little about the industry... would nudes work be closed to you if you did something more overtly erotic?

i've crossed well over into more erotic stuff in my own explorations, and found the experience exhilirating... then again, my small experience likely little informs your own... sigh.

10:13 PM  
ARConn said...

I agree with gary.

Art is the presentation of the subject, not the subject presented. Any 'art photographer' that doesn't know this, isn't an Artist, and should, if possible, be avoided just like any other hack.

11:27 PM  
Bob said...

I am curious to know if this is an exploration of your sexuality or if you view this as an extension of your art.

Either way, I applaud your courage to explore this area and am looking forward to the journey.

8:09 AM  
Moraxian said...

By the way, if people want to see some of the great sample stills from our shoot, they can see them at my website at


11:46 AM  
Candy said...

Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

bob- this is neither about my art nor my sexuality. It's about my modeling.

I am an artist, but this isn't what I consider my art. I'm just the model.

3:31 PM  

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