Thursday, 25 May 2017

Book review: Kinky Bondage Obsession - The Best of the Bondagecafe - Jim Weathers

 


Goliath Books is a publisher of art and photography books. Founded in 1997, and specializing in publishing daring photography and art books. 

Jim Weathers started his web project "Bondagecafe" in 2001. Jim's work has been published in various books and magazines such as Skin Two, Marquis, and Bizarre.

 

Goliath's release "Kinky Bondage Obsession - The Best of the Bondagecafe" by Jim Weathers is a beautiful and elegant hardcover book with a collection of over 600 high quality images in a book just over 360 pages. The dimensions of the book are 8.5 x 5.5 inches. 

After a short introduction by the publisher, we are presented with the best of Jim Weather's work since 2001. Featuring top fetish models such as Mosh, Kendra James, Christina Carter, Randy Moore, Emily Marilyn, Emily Addison and others.

 

Mosh


The models in the book wear leather, latex, PVC, and spandex outfits with various high heel stiletto shoes and boots. The common link through out the photos is nylons. In virtually all the photos the models are wearing fully fashioned stockings, a bodystocking or pantyhose, even underneath their spadex outfits. The other link and main theme of the book is bondage.  The girls are tied up in various forms of rope bondage, leather straps, and in some photo sets: gold chains with gold locks. Red ball gags, nipple clamps and straight jackets are also incorporated into the bondage scenes.

 

Liz Ashley


Jim Weathers has stated that the 1960's tv show Batman and specifically Yvonne Craig in her skintight purple catsuit helped fuel his imagination and obsession with sexy and seductive attire. There is a superheroine theme to a selection of the photos with models garbed in skintight purple and shiny red costumes and put into various bondage predicaments by other beautiful women.

 

Emily Addison 

 

The locations of the shoots are rooms and sets featuring elegant sofas, wood furniture, hardwood and tile floors, intricately designed carpets, leopard pillows, and fur rugs. The sets are well lit with balance lighting with just enough shadows. The backgrounds are mainly comprised of earth tones with lots of browns, tans, grays, whites, and muted reds. This helps the models and their costumes pop out a bit more.

 

Kendra James & Emily Marilyn


If you're a lover of of beautfiul women all tied up and dressed in fetish clothing and tight superheroine costumes, you will love this book. This is a well produced presentation of Jim Weather's work and I highly recommend it. 

~ Danny Stygion


Publisher: GOLIATH - www.goliathbooks.com

ISBN: 978-3-936709-56-8

 

www.bondagecafe.com

 

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Roswell Ivory Interview

Photo by Alex Blyg


Sinical Magazine: When were you born and where? Where are you currently located?

Roswell Ivory: I was born in Aberdeen, Scotland but moved to England when I was quite young so I don’t have the Scots accent. My birthday’s August 26th. I gave up my home and became a full time traveller last August so am currently located in a hostel in Berlin, with wifi and pear cake! Next week, I’ll be somewhere else but I don’t know where yet…

Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in modeling?

Roswell Ivory: I was approached by a talent scout at a festival (Infest, in the UK actually- it seems to be celebrating its last year this year- if you like EBM-type music, I recommend it), and I did my first photoshoot the next day.

 

Photo by CvT Images.

 

Sinical Magazine: What was the first magazine you came across that made you want to become a model? If not a magazine, what inspired you?

Roswell Ivory: I was actually bullied throughout my childhood and teenage years so I spent most of my time avoiding mirrors- the idea that my big nose could front any kind of alternative culture hadn‘t even entered my mind! I’m happily at peace with myself these days and have the cover of two of my favourite magazines this year- Alternative Revolution and… you’ll have to wait until September for the other! I’m continually inspired by my surroundings- fellow models, photographers and designers. Most people I meet are so much more than just their photos- everyone has a story.

Sinical Magazine: What do you think makes a model stand out from others?

Roswell Ivory: A recognisable look, excellent posing skills and a good working relationship with other people in the industry. Oh, and advertise, advertise, advertise!

 

MS Photography.

 

Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?

Roswell Ivory: 36-25-36 (in words: BOOBS-waist-BUM).

Sinical Magazine: Clothing wise, what are your fetishes and why?

Roswell Ivory: On me? Harnesses, metal, leather and huge boots- the higher the platforms, the more I love them. In my everyday life, I look as though I’m expecting the apocalypse. Aesthetically, I also love latex (I just don’t like the feel) and ponygirl outfits- there’s something beautiful about the ritual of putting the pieces on- the transformation from girl to fantasy! On someone else? I have a ’thing’ for military outfits…

Sinical Magazine: From a model's perspective, what do you think is the most important aspect of a photo?

Roswell Ivory: I think almost any model will scream “lighting!!” For me, if the lighting is particularly bad, I get ‘bitchy resting face’ (looking mean no matter how neutral my expression is)! If I work with a photographer who has mastered lighting, I will look forward to shooting with them time and time again. Styling too is important- half-hearted styling can ruin a great picture. Good make-up artists are like gold dust and so I tend to work with the same people and have taught myself how to do my own hair and make-up as well. I love experimenting with new looks!

 

 

Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?

Roswell Ivory: It depends on my mood- usually old rock music like AC/DC, Guns n Roses and Thin Lizzy- or grindy techno stuff, but I grew up in the 90s so terrible Europop is a part of my life!

Sinical Magazine: Besides modeling, what else do you like to do for fun?

Roswell Ivory: Anything creative- I’m working on my second book (it’s crime- my first was sci-fi/fantasy) and a series of steampunk short stories. I love to paint, and make my own clothes too. As I want to become a nature writer when my modelling days are over, I’m looking into volunteering abroad at a wildlife sanctuary at the moment, as well as improving my falconry skills- I did a course last year and fell in love with flying!

Sinical Magazine: What's up next for you?

Roswell Ivory: A lot of bondage and vintage lingerie shoots- I’m training in contortion and can’t wait to capture more of my freaky bendiness on camera! I’m also nominated for Europe‘s Best Up and Coming Fetish Model Award which will be announced in November. I’m going to Amsterdam for the event (with crossed fingers) and will return via Germany and Belgium. That’s the plan, anyway.

 

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Scarlett River Interview

Photographer: Laurianne Gouley
MUAH: Claire Floriani


Scarlett River is a Los Angeles-based model. She has appeared on the cover of and featured in Temptress Magazine, Delicious Dolls, and Radiant Inc. Magazine.


Sinical Magazine: When were you born and where? Where are you currently located?

Scarlett River: I was born on July 7th 1985 in Detroit, Michigan. I grew up in Chicago, started modeling in Paris, France, and now reside in Los Angeles.

Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in modeling?

Scarlett River: I was discovered by a French photographer, Sophie Boss, she tested with me, and introduced me to the French Alt scene. From there I got to work with some of the most talented photographers in Paris, I feel very lucky to have had a very easy and smooth start into modeling. Even though its funny because I don't feel that I really ever sought it out, rather, I kinda fell into modeling. However, I am happy that it found me, its enriched my life in so many ways!

 

 

Sinical Magazine: What was the first magazine or image you came across that made you want to become a model? If not a magazine, what inspired you?

Scarlett River: Like I said, I never predicted I would ever model. But I think a lot of things that inspired me in the beginning were vintage photographs of pin up girls and old hollywood glamour. I loved Betty Page, of course, and images of Rita Hayworth inspired me a lot too. However, I remember stumbling upon Masuimi Max's myspace page, way back in the day and just being mesmerized by this woman, she is so diverse and animated, her photos and modeling have been a huge inspiration to me.

Sinical Magazine: What do you think makes a model stand out from others?

Scarlett River: Diversity, and originality. I love when models have the ability to be total chameleons and change their look and styling for different themed shoots. I think its very important for models to switch up their look and style on occasion. I get bored really easy, so I am always looks for ways to transform my style in a creative way that can express different aspects of my personality.

 

Photo by AmaLea.

 

Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?

Scarlett River: I am 5'9" tall, my bust is 34B, my waist 23" my hips 38".

Sinical Magazine: What is your shoe size?

Scarlett River: 8.5.

Sinical Magazine: Clothing wise, what are your fetishes and why?

Scarlett River: Corsets, I love to cinch down to 18 inches. I love thigh high nylons, thigh high leather boots and painfully high heels. I love the corset because it accentuates a woman's curves, creating the hourglass figure is so beautiful, regardless what your measurements may be...

Sinical Magazine: From a model's perspective, what do you think is the most important aspect of a photo?

Scarlett River: The light, sometimes I think people forget the definition of "photography" means quiet literally, "to paint, with light." If a photographer knows how to light his/her subject, it creates a wonderful image without the need of excessive photoshop. I am not against photoshop by any means, I just feel that too many people rely on it, instead of spending the proper time to light the model, and make her beauty shine.

 

Photo: Remi Cozot 
www.armor-photo.com
Lingerie: Posh Fairy-Tale Couture

 

Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?

Scarlett River: Mostly Metal or 80's Hard Rock, however I love Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Lana Del Rey, and many other groups that don't happen to fall into those categories.

Sinical Magazine: Besides modeling, what else do you like to do for fun?

Scarlett River: I'm a fashion designer, textile designer, and graphic artist. I sew a lot and love to create pieces for my shoots. I went to Art school, so having a career outside of modeling is also very nice and stable, this allows me to take on the projects that I am most interested in, which allows me a lot more creative freedom for the shoots that I do take on.

Sinical Magazine: What's up next for you?

Scarlett River: I'm focusing more on very high styled shoots, with big productions, and amazing wardrobe and locations, so you'll be seeing more of that soon. I've got three magazine covers coming out next month, so keep your eye out for them!

 

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Marilyn Yusuf Interview

 

Sinical Magazine: When were you born and where? Where are you currently located?

Marilyn Yusuf: I was born on the 12th August 1991 in a small town in Bulgaria. However my blood is Turkish but I've never lived in Turkey. I'm currently located in the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia.

Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in modeling?

Marilyn Yusuf: I've always been into photography and when was about 14 years ago I started posting the best photos I've taken on some photography websites and because some of these photos were self-portaits I got contacted by few photographers who liked my look and wanted to do a test photoshoot with me. Ever since I've been occasionally doing some shoots but it has never been a job. However about 2 years ago I had the chance to work with a designer of latex outfits and that's how I got into the whole fetish modelling thing and I enjoy it much more than the regular photoshoots from the past.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: What was the first magazine you came across that made you want to become a model?

Marilyn Yusuf: The reason why I became a model wasn't a magazine. Ever since I got into fetish modelling I started paying more attention to the fetish and alt related magazines. I had a dream to be in Marquis magazine and I am very happy and proud that my dream came true earlier than I expected.

Sinical Magazine: What do you think makes a model stand out from others?

Marilyn Yusuf: The most important thing in my opinion is to have a special and different style and a signature look. Modelling is not as easy as most people think so it's very essential to be skilled and to work hard. Last but not least - friendly, and down to Earth personality!

 

 

Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?

Marilyn Yusuf: Bust 33" ; Waist 23" ; Hips 35" ; Height 5' 5"

Sinical Magazine: Clothing wise, what are your fetishes?

Marilyn Yusof: I have always had a fetish for tightly laced corsets! For me there is nothing more attractive than a woman with a tiny waist. Also I love latex clothes because they make people look and feel much sexier. Lets not forget the high heels - the higher the better.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: From a model's perspective, what do you think is the most important aspect of a photo?

Marilyn Yusuf: The most important thing for me is the lighting since I have a specific face and the wrong light can really ruin the photoshoot no matter how good the styling is. Of course good hair and make-up are also very important.

Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?

Marilyn Yusuf: Depends on my mood but usually I love listening to Jazz and Classical music.

 

 

Sinical Magazine: Besides modeling, what else do you like to do for fun?

Marilyn Yusuf: My most favorite thing is to play with my cat! Other things that I love : taking pictures of beautiful women, doing some crazy make-up looks, making latex outfits for myself and many other things.

Sinical Magazine: What's up next for you?

Marilyn Yusuf: I want to do some big changes in my life and modelling wise I'd like to travel more and even move to a country where I'll have more opportunities.

 

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