Tag Archives: Jim Duvall

The Art of Contemporary Shibari Exhibit installation at Mother Dog Studios

The Art of Contemporary Shibari Exhibit is the largest display of shibari art in a gallery setting in the world.  This exhibit is hosted by Mother Dog Studios and is part of the Fotofest 2012 Biennial activities.

Here are some pictures of its installation. Continue reading

Jim Duvall presents “2009-6434”

Visual sculpture …   This is an example of how Jim Duvall uses shibari techniques to shape bodies into poses they cannot attain.  He is a Seattle based award winning photographer and founder of the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival.  In its 10 year history, The Seattle Erotic Arts Festival has grown substantially, moving into the 36,000 square foot Seattle Center Exhibition Hall in 2008, and in 2011 into the 50,000 square foot Fremont Studios.  In 2012, they expect more than 10,000 attendees during its week long event, June 16 – 24.  It very successfully celebrates art that is rarely seen in mainstream galleries and museums. Continue reading

Jim Duvall presents “2011-9649”

The photographic style in this image reminds me of pin up pictures.  Could this be a “shibari pin up”?  This image also has the long straight lines of the rough textured rope contrasting with the smooth curves and soft skin of this pretty model, suspended in a graceful pose.  This nice black and white image is another good example of combining a beautiful model with excellent rigging and photography to create contemporary shibari art. Continue reading

Jim Duvall presents “2010-2614”

The graceful position and flowing hair on this beautiful model, clean rigging and interesting lighting are important elements that combine to make this image another fine example of the art of shibari.  Notice, this model is suspended only by the rope around her thigh and bent leg.  This is a difficult rigging construction that is used only with experienced shibari models.  This is a very nice image. Continue reading

Jim Duvall presents “Newton’s Cradle”

In addition to creating beautiful art, we have fun with shibari. Here is a great example of using shibari techniques to create a clever, creative, and fun image. Can you imagine the very pleased reactions these models and the rigger/photographer, Jim Duvall, had when they saw this image? Continue reading