on 27 April 2010
Best of Bondage is a new photo book with a super collection of black and white images. It is one of a new series of books by publishing house Goliath to celebrate "Ten years of thrilling bondage photography". This edition includes over two hundred photos in a hardback, pocket-sized book.
This is a compilation of beautiful photography which includes the best of Goliath's erotic photography books. There's a section of images from bondage photographer and artist Midori's Sensual Bondage that has an "intense as well as disturbing setting". There are also shots from Asia Bondage by Steven Speliotis, Cool Bondage by Roman Kasperski and L.A. Bondage by Dave Naz, to name a few. Laura M. Stansfield has a wonderful retro collection called Bondage which with what appears to be real damsels in distress and Generation Fetish by Lee Higgs is a really interesting and arty collection.
These photographs are truly fantastic and being in black and white gives the book an even more erotic and artistic feel.
If you have a passion for different kinds of bondage, gorgeous women being tied up or just an interest in really good photography, this book is a must!
on 23 October 2013
With two famous erotic photographers at the helm for this production, it's not surprising that Goliath's Best of Bondage is a powerhouse of artsy, erotic, tied & bound, sexy naked female, bondage photography. Dave Naz and Steven Speliotis are established stars in this erotic underworld and their editorial generalship is stupendous. In addition to their own work, which profuse's throughout this collection, Naz and Speliotis have corralled the talents of other visionaries such as Craig Morey, Roman Kasperski, Lee Higgs, and others. Additionally, three new photo artists are featured, including the renown Japanese writer, artist, and sex educator Midori, who publishers her intense BSDM photos for the first time, here in Best of Bondage.
There is a lot of beauty in this collection. Attractive nude female models make it hard to suppress this quality. But there is a wide variety of bondage here, including polished studio work that contrasts to less engineered amateur and vintage material. Hardcore imagery juxtaposes to softer, more beautiful work (that still features rope and bondage). This is a superb collection.
on 12 October 2009
Best of Bondage from Goliath Digest is a great book for bondage lovers or just an introduction to the subject. The black and white photos in this curated collection of images range from early bondage images to more complicated, almost specialist Asian bondage. It starts out with a chapter titled "Asia Bondage" and moves on to sections such as "Studio Bondage," "Generation Fetish," "Cool Bondage" and "Obsession" among others.
I'm thrilled that I can't decide which part was my favorite - "Girls and Ropes" shot by Josef Botello is super sexy, with the knots and ties being more playful than other chapters of the book. Dave Naz captured "L.A. Girls" who are both seductive, sweet, and true to L.A. style, come across as a little slick as well.
Midori, a renowned expert in Japanese style bondage I later found out, has a chapter titled "Sensual." Women are shown bound to chairs, bound in the forest, suspended from trees, and across a kitchen table.
The photos in Best of Bondage detailed and professional. It's got erotic and sexy, sensual and sweet all tied up!