DoctorZ presents “Ballet Dancer”

Sometimes, a ballet theme is used by riggers and models in creating their shibari art.  This is a slideshow video I created with images from a ballet and light sculpture shoot Jamie S and I did together at Mother Dog Studios in the summer of 2011.  The images in this video are not traditional shibari images.  They are some of our interpretations of contemporary shibari art. Continue reading

Alberto Lisi presents a BTS video – “Railway bridge backstage”

This is a behind the scenes video by the famous Italian fashion and shibari photographer, Alberto Lisi, aka Hikari Kesho.

Shooting a shibari suspension outdoors presents problems that shoots in the privacy of a studio do not have.  This video shows how Alberto Lisi rigged his model and captured beautiful images titled, Butterfly Koi”, and “Railway bridge”.  Both of these images will be displayed at the major Art of Contemporary Shibari Exhibit which is a part of the Fotofest 2012 Biennial activities. Continue reading

Stefano Laforgia presents a shibari performance at LegARTI in Rome, Italy.

Some people have a preconceived opinion and think shibari is degrading and abusive to women.  Because they say — it involves tying up women with rope.  Really?  To those with that opinion, I say, please watch this video.  It is a shibari performance by Stefano Laforgia and Miss Prohibited, at LegARTI, an event organized by Stefano in Rome Italy. Continue reading

Live shibari performance art by Dasniya Sommer

This video shows an awesome shibari performance by Dasniya Sommer who is a beautiful German model, rigger and performance artist, — and athlete.

In this performance she creates several very nice shibari positions as she gracefully moves from one to another in this wonderful self suspension routine. By herself, while suspended, she creates positions similar to those some of us use to create our shibari art.  This is special. Continue reading

CharlyB and Caryn having fun with a shibari performance in 2008

People around the world enjoy shibari.  They create beautiful art and perform shibari routines in clubs and private parties.  And, of course, they enjoy shibari in their private lives.

Here is a performance that CharlyB and Caryn enjoyed doing for a club audience in 2008.  CharlyB is one of our exhibitors and will be performing shibari routines during our Opening weekend, March 16 – 18, 2012.  Make plans to visit us, meet and enjoy CharlyB and other very talented artists. Continue reading

BTS – Hikari Kesho’s “Among Ginkgo Biloba Leaves” image

There are special problems for all involved when creating an image outside the privacy and convenience in a photography studio.

This very nice picture will be exhibited by Hikari Kesho at the Art of Contemporary Shibari Exhibit during the Fotofest 2012 Biennial in Houston, Texas. Continue reading

Fun with Shibari at Morpheous’ Bondage Extravaganza

For the last 5 years in October, Morpheous has hosted a “Bondage Extravaganza” in Toronto, Canada. Hundreds of riggers, models and those who just want to watch and enjoy the scenes gather for a night of shibari activity.  In 2011, Morpehous broadcast his event over the internet.  Over 30,000 people worldwide watched it live. Continue reading

The Art of Shibari – a video by Master K

This video, The Art of Shibari (Kinbaku) and its History, a promotional video by Master K for his excellent book, The Art of Kinbaku.  It briefly presents the origin and history of Shibari, shows its beauty and why this art has been practiced for hundreds of years, and increasingly is enjoyed by enthusiasts, world wide. Continue reading