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Beautiful Bliss in Bondage – Irving Klaw Tribute

by | Dec 16, 2017 | 15 comments

My First Bondage Photo Shoot – 1989

Introducing Bliss – my first model & lifestyle submissive

meet sub 4 bliss

Life takes many odd and unexpected twists and turns, no doubt about that. And there’s no doubt, my history with Bliss is rather complicated, it’s nothing to go into for a Sinful Sunday post.

But, something like 10 years after our split, my second wife is again a friend. It’s always been a sworn goal of mine to remain friends with former lovers.

I mean they are someone I have loved. I loved them for real reasons. Just because we didn’t mesh properly as a “couple” for happily ever after – there’s no reason to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Bliss was my first lifestyle submissive. She was my first bondage model too. She developed the film and made the prints of the very limited selection of old photos I have left to share from those days. Talented girl, right? Should I mention that Bliss was a professional lifeguard too?

Bliss the model, and now today

My second wife was actually a model, although probably not in the common sense you’d think of when you hear the word “model”. Bliss was very much in demand as a life drawing model. She posed nude for 3 different colleges and a local city. Yes, that’s correct, the city hired nude models for drawing classes at the municipal museum. The artists all got to enjoy seeing their tax dollars at work!

There’s a whole lot of other qualifications Bliss had that won’t get mentioned, this isn’t intended to be a resume. But, I will say she was a wonderfully kinky girl. We grew apart sometime after the turn of the millennium, and I think she turned away from kink for a time. But, I think it’s something she’s rediscovered now.

I shouldn’t be coy, I know she’s found her kink again. We’ve been in contact, she and Sinnjara are friendly with each other too. It’s all good. Then, the other night, a message pops up on Facebook, Bliss asking me what lengths to cut rope specifically for bondage. While we were chatting, I sent her scans of the old pictures I still had from 1989.

She reads my blog too. In fact, she shared my blog with a play partner. Perhaps it’s not how exes are expected to behave, but I’ve never much for doing what was expected, Bliss isn’t much different…

Bliss in Bondage

Bliss in Bondage – 1989

Bliss, Irving Klaw, and Simone Devon

Just a few weeks before Bliss and I met for the first time, I discovered a fetish photographer/videographer named Simone Devon. Simone’s specialty was “damsel in distress” styled bondage, very much influenced by the work of Irving Klaw and John Willie. This was my introduction to classic western style bondage imagery.

I’d already been playing bondage games for 8 years when I met Bliss, based on things I’d read in the Joy of Sex and Penthouse Letters. But, I have to admit it was relatively unimaginative and really quite limited. I had ropes attached to my waterbed, which facilitated the classic spread-eagled bed bondage. That was pretty much the extent of the bondage I knew.

Discovering Simone Devon’s bondage magazines opened a whole new world for me. For a time, I actually hoped to become a professional bondage photographer. Bliss and I had fun scoping out places to match (or better) the photographs we were drooling over in the magazines we purchased. We did a couple of photo shoots.

The picture I’ve shared today was taken in late 1989 at the very first apartment Bliss and I shared. It was shot with her Nikon camera on black and white film. It was developed by Bliss in our apartment bathroom where the print was also created. It is shared today with her consent and permission…

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Michael Samadhi

Michael Samadhi - Joy of Kink Editor - author, lifestyle dominant, sex blogger, sex educator, photographer, artist, pansexual, sapiosexual, polyamorist, audiophile, historian, pagan/Buddhist, former political activist, and community organizer. I tied up a girlfriend (consensually) the first time back in 1980, and it's been a hell of a ride ever since.

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15 Comments on "Beautiful Bliss in Bondage – Irving Klaw Tribute"

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Mrs Fever

Just an FYI, I am not able to see any images on this post. Just code.

Aurora Glory

I am having the same issue on my phone. It happened with the Wicked Wednesday post as well. I will try on the laptop tomorrow as the thumbnail on the link up looked amazing!
Aurora x

Elliott Henry

Love this image, and always an interesting edit. When I was looking at this photo I thought of sheer bliss, and then I saw her name is Bliss. Well done, that must have been an exciting shoot, she is a good model.

Indigo Byrd

Wow what an excellent and sexy image and a great story!
Nice to be able to keep in touch with those we have loved. I manage it with two of my exes, having Xmas dinner with my first husband, our daughter and her husband and the grandkids…

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[…]  Beautiful Bliss in Bondage is one of the hottest pictures I’ve seen in quite sometime. I love looking at the Sinful Sunday posts and while they’re all great photos this one really tripped my buttons and I love that Michael made sure to note that the photo was posted with Bliss’ consent, which is something that is very important to me. […]

May More

They are really gorgeously erotic images, well in my book 😉 She looks like a very beautiful woman …

Annie Savoy

I love the look on her face and the contrasts of the sheets and her bra and the leather. Gorgeous shot.

Malflic

What a great history.

Julie

A beautiful photo and really great to know the back story. So pleased you are friends once again.

Modesty Ablaze

This is such a wonderful post . . . and wonderful photo’s.
A veritable BDSM Polaroids Past collection!!!
Wonderful !!!
Xxx – K

Molly

That is a lovely story and a fabulous image

Mollyx

Aurora Glory

Glad you were able to fix the problem as this is a great photo and an enjoyable read! Bliss is a beautiful model who really does have such a blissful expression in this shot! You have obviously always been a fantastic photographer.
Aurora x

Bee

I do love the B&W version, the look on her fave says everything!

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