About the digitalkinbaku.com Project
Our goal is to combine the ancient art of kinbaku / shibari , modern day fetish wet dreams and the futuristic art of digital fine art photography. This is a journey of two artists with a common vision on an exploration into the world of Japanese rope bondage with a twist.
About the photographer,
John Gillan's twenty year photographic career has included extensive travel throughout the United States, Caribbean Islands and Europe. Gillan's fine art images have been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally and are part of many private collections.
Secret Space was Gillan's first erotic / fetish documentation done with a "pinhole" camera and people. The combination was challenging, impressive and alluring. The second book is well underway utilizing digital technology. This combined with Gillan's sense of sensual lighting brings a new dimension to his work.
When not creating images for books and photographic art exhibitions, Gillan enjoys an exciting career in advertising photography.
About the nawashi,
Lochai has been in the public bdsm scene for about 8 years (privately, 'bout 30) He has given workshops on many aspects of consensual power exchange and rope bondage in particular for many organizations including but not limited to TES in NY, PEP in Philadelphia, LINKs in Northampton Mass. Black Rose in Washington D.C. and is the Vice President of S.P.I.C.E in Fort Lauderdale Fl. He is also a moderator for the Adult Rope ARt list, an E-mail list discussion group dedicated to sharing ideas & techniques of Japanese rope bondage.
His rope work, erotica, photography and essays have been published or shown in Prometheus Magazine, Equus Eroticus and The Body Archive in NYC.
Over the last few years he has become a student of kinbaku, the art of Japanese rope. He uses as his tools rope, bamboo, a human canvas and his imagination to show the world his inner erotic vision
We strive to give our viewers & fine art collectors superior images with depth and emotion. The majority of our models, both male & female, are in the fetish/bdsm scene and do not play to the camera, they look inward during the scene / shoot & reveal their souls while bound for the camera to capture.