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Preview July 6 New Photo Update

Wednesday’s new photo update features new model Olivia Fae & Angela Smothkaya – Bed Bound.


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Note: All recent membership section updates, including Behind-the-Scenes, Quick Take & Challenge Videos, Vault, Encores, & Lost Gems in addition to the New Photo Update, can be seen on the UPDATES page on our Imago Studios site.

Preview July 2 New Photo Update

Saturday’s new photo update features Mia Nelson & Madison Grove – All Taped Up.


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Note: All recent membership section updates, including Behind-the-Scenes, Quick Take & Challenge Videos, Vault, Encores, & Lost Gems in addition to the New Photo Update, can be seen on the UPDATES page on our Imago Studios site.

New Quick Take Video Featuring Jessica Anne in Members’ Club

Added another quick take video featuring Jessica Anne to the Members’ Club. This one has poor Jessica captured & tied up wearing a white dress, pantyhose & heels.

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Preview June 29 New Photo Update

Wenesday’s new photo update features Sofia Vega & Mary Jane Jackson – flexible damsels.


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Note: All recent membership section updates, including Behind-the-Scenes, Quick Take & Challenge Videos, Vault, Encores, & Lost Gems in addition to the New Photo Update, can be seen on the UPDATES page on our Imago Studios site.

Madison Grove

On Monday, we worked with Madison Grove – the sexiest nerdy girl you will ever see :-). We did a wide range of looks with Madison, from the ultra casual jeans and shorts to the fetishy leather skirt & satin blouse. We shot 4 photo sets and two quick take videos for the Members’ Club. As always, Madison was a pleasure to work with.

If you were subscribed to our Twitter feed, you would have gotten a sneak peak of the shoot!

        
        
        
        

Preview June 25 New Photo Updates

Saturday’s new photo update features Mikayla James & Katherine West – Leather, Satin & Boots.


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Note: All recent membership section updates, including Behind-the-Scenes, Quick Take & Challenge Videos, Vault, Encores, & Lost Gems in addition to the New Photo Update, can be seen on the UPDATES page on our Imago Studios site.

New Quick Take Video in Members’ Club Featuring Britney Damon

Added another quick take video featuring Britney Damon to the Members’ Club. This time Britney is tied stretched out wearing leather pants and a satin blouse!

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Jessica Anne

On Tuesday, we worked with the lovely Jessica Anne. It is hard to believe Jessica has been working with us for 8 years, but she has. As always, she was super fun to work with and up for anything we wanted to do with her ๐Ÿ™‚ We shot 4 photo sets and two quick take videos for the Members’ Club.

If you were subscribed to our Twitter feed, you would have gotten a sneak peak of the shoot!

        
        
        

Preview June 22 New Photo Update

Wednesday’s new photo update features Nadia Lyudmilova & Alaina Lael – damsels bound in pantyhose.


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Note: All recent membership section updates, including Behind-the-Scenes, Quick Take & Challenge Videos, Vault, Encores, & Lost Gems in addition to the New Photo Update, can be seen on the UPDATES page on our Imago Studios site.

New Model Olivia Fae

     Last week, we worked with another new model, the adorable Olivia Fae. One of the really fun things about Olivia is she truly loves bondage. So much so that we decided to do a full suspension with her on her very first day – something we don’t think we have ever done before. All in all, we shot 4 photo sets and a quick take for the Members’ Club (the shorts, sneaker, hogtie pic). Needless to say, we all had a fun time and Olivia is eager to come back.

If you were subscribed to our Twitter feed, you would have gotten a sneak peak of the shoot!

        
        
        

Sofia Vega – The 4th Time

     Last week, we worked with the beautiful Sofia Vega. Although we have been working with Sofia since the summer of 2014, this was only her 4th visit. Unfortunately, Sofia is a very busy working woman & mother, so scheduling her can be difficult. However, she is always super enthusiastic and we always enjoy working with her when we get the opportunity. She is also just a blast to tie up because she is so petite and flexible! ๐Ÿ™‚ And as we have mentioned up before, tying up petite, flexible, beautiful and enthusiastic ladies is one of out favorite activities! This time we shot 3 photo sets and a quick take for the Members’ Club (the elbows tied – sexy dress – hogtie). And we also talked to her about trying to get her in more frequently so we can do more things to her like chain her up wearing a leather teddy and mask!! (She looks really hot in that set!).

If you were subscribed to our Twitter feed, you would have gotten a sneak peak of the shoot!

        
        

Preview June 18 New Photo Update

Saturday’s new photo update features Cydel Jumenez & Emily Hunter tied wearing fancy dresses.


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Note: All recent membership section updates, including Behind-the-Scenes, Quick Take & Challenge Videos, Vault, Encores, & Lost Gems in addition to the New Photo Update, can be seen on the UPDATES page on our Imago Studios site.

New Quick Take Video in Members’ Club Featuring Angela Smothkaya

Added another quick take video to the Members’ Club featuring Angela Smothkaya. This time poor Angela is all taped up wearing pantyhose!

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Is Bondage Photography a Dying Medium?


With an Internet loaded with millions of bondage images and websites, one’s immediate response may be something along the lines of ‘no way’. But if you look a bit deeper and pay attention to current trends, the answer may be far less clear. While the first bondage photograph was probably taken not too long after the camera was invented ๐Ÿ™‚ , bondage photos produced for commercial purposes didn’t really bloom in the United States until the 1970’s with the start of companies such as HOM, TAO, Harmany and a few others. Of course, the images of Irving Klaw and John Willie predate those. And in Japan, the magazine Kitan Club was publishing bondage photos as early as the lates 1940s/early 1950s. For several decades, these magazines were the primary source of bondage imagery. While most of these companies also produced bondage videos, bondage magazines lasted until they were killed off by the explosion of bondage websites starting in the early 2000’s. At first, almost all of the commercial bondage sites were photo membership sites with very little or no video content. Bondage videos were still sold mail order. With dial up, delivery of video of any size or quality via the web was just not practical. But Internet speeds have increased dramatically. Storage fees for the massive amount of space required by high quality videos became totally inconsequential. Now it is possible to download or stream a full length HD quality video in minutes. Clips4Sale and tube sites have made it possible for just about anyone to mass distribute videos.

This technology driven change in the way bondage material is distributed is all well and good, but it is also changing the nature of what is being produced. Many producers are forgoing bondage photography all together and producing only videos. This is understandable as that is where demand appears to be growing the fastest – for video, not still images. Some have started using video grabs or still images taken with video cameras, but the quality is nowhere near the same. Nor is the “feel” that such images have. It is hard to describe exactly, but they just seem distant, bland and flat. A well staged and thought out bondage photograph conveys so much more than a video grab ever will – even an ultra high quality video grab. Really good bondage photography is an art form, not just a secondary product of a video shoot. In a well done bondage photo set, the staging, background, posing, sequencing, lighting, etc., all work together to draw in the viewer in a way video grab from a video session can’t. Don’t get us wrong. Bondage videos are great. But they are a completely different medium from bondage photography and unfortunately, it may be slowly driving photography into extinction. What currently seems to be left is only a small number of producers creating still bondage imagery as the primary goal, and even fewer that do it with any actual skill or forethought. Most is just poorly done and little more than a byproduct of a video shoot.

At Imago Studios, we continue to produce both and we do so separately. Photo sets are shot exclusively. or at least primarily, as photo sets and video stories are shot primarily as video sessions. Of course, there is some overlap. We do occasionally shoot behind the scenes video during a photo set, or afterwards as a quick take video. And we do shoot stills of video sessions in order to advertise the videos. But we approach shooting for the two mediums differently. Our thought process for shooting a photo set is entirely different that how we approach a video. The final photo set is intended to be a unique stand alone presentation. But we fully admit we are now producing far more video, and consequently less dedicated still imagery, than ever before. The demand seems to be mostly for video and it appears to be growing.

So is bondage photography a dying medium? Do people still have a strong interest in seeing quality still images? Or is such interest fading as the allure of video grows?

        

Preview June 15 New Photo Update

Wednesday’s new photo update features Britney Damon & Jessica Anne.


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Britney

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Note: All recent membership section updates, including Behind-the-Scenes, Quick Take & Challenge Videos, Vault, Encores, & Lost Gems in addition to the New Photo Update, can be seen on the UPDATES page on our Imago Studios site.