Wish me a Happy B-Day, kids…June 2nd is my day. Happy, happy…gonna take the day off and just cruise thru life. Do stuff that sounds fun, and make fun sounds as I do it.
That almost sounds kinky…lol.
Naturally, when another year passes, you take the time to look back on the recent past and see what happened in the year gone by. My birthday marks one big change…I found out that Tucson was a bit smaller than I thought last year when I got a call from another bondage photographer in town, Dave Annis. Seems he’s the guy who introduced Pantera to bondage…and the little name dropper talked about me during the shoot they had that day…he called me right after their shoot wrapped.
Back then, I was still doing a lot of colored rope bondage (I had just shot Pantera in green rope with a green tape gag days before this)…lighter, softer bondage with minimum rope on the models…I was a lighter tier then. And Annis? One of the most, if not THE most hardcore tier out there…when we finally met in person, I was A-fucking-MAZED at his work. Some of the most IN-TENSE rigging work I’ve ever seen…totally amazing stuff.
That’s where the irony comes in…when I look at the friendship that came out of this chance meeting, I can’t help but feel the irony…I was one of the softest touches out there in the bondage game at the time…and I wind up meeting and befriending the most hardcore guy out there…go figure. Life is truly funny sometimes.
So yah…I’ve made some changes since…I’ve tightened up the ropework a bit, am using much MUCH more rope, and have gotten much better at the rigging engineering as well. We help each other out now…I assist at his shoots, he assists at mine. Actually, he took the shot at the front of the blog of me and Pantera together…another little bit of irony there…the three of us have become good buddies, having many a lunch or early breakfast after shoots.
I’m very thankful and grateful that he called after Pantera passed on my number to him…she introduced us, I guess you could say, and we’ve both wound up benefiting from it in the long run….THANK YOU, hon!!
Soooooo….how will I spend the 44th b-day? Probably by paying bills, editing pics, and getting my place all clean and spiffy for Stacie Snow’s appearance before my lens in two days. Not much of anything special, but I can truly say this…
Life is GOOD.