Have you seen David Lawrence’s reBOUND?
Written by Gray Dancer on March 10th, 2009
If not, what’s your excuse? He put the WHOLE FRIKKIN’ BOOK online, for people to page through. However, if you look at this, and go “hmm, nice, now I’ve seen it, no need for a book…” you’re doing yourself and the rest of us a disservice.
Really! I was lucky enough to get an original (and autographed) copy of David’s first book, BOUND, back in the day. I say “lucky” because right now there’s something like 3 left – they’re rarer than the single hot bi babe looking for a no-strings attached meaningful poly relationship with a het-male/bi-female couple. Or so I hear.
BOUND remains, to this day, the most beautifully laid-out bondage photography book I’ve ever held in my hands – and I’ve held quite a few, it’s the nature of what I do. Holding that book and diving into the pages is an immersive experience. It calls for a well-appointed parlor furnished in leather and oak, a roaring fireplace, a glass of fine whiskey at the table beside you as you page through it with your naked submissive looking over your arm, oohing and aaahing and saying “Hey, could you do that to me?”
And the answer is no, because David is an original, but it’s sure fun tryin’. So as you look at these images on the screen, enjoy them, admire the fine artistry of this master of both rope and lens, but don’t cheat yourself out of the pleasure of actually holding the book in your hands. Yeah, I know the economy is crap. Yeah, I know we’re all pinching pennies. But what are we pinching them for, if not to invest in the quality things in life? The rich experiences, the epicurean delights that inspire our imagination and fantasies?
Things like reBOUND. I’ve got my copy of BOUND. If you don’t have yours, I feel sorry for you (and by the way, to the person who I loaned my copy to: I would like it back soon, please). But you can be one of we few, we happy few, who has reBOUND on the shelf. I promise you, you won’t regret it.
And as you can read below, the best of the bondage world agree with me:
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Lochai, Kirinawa.com, San Francisco, California
“I was around when David first started shooting rope bondage. As a rigger he has risen to the top of the bondage scene in only a few short years with his skill & attention to detail and already being one of the top photographers around, the capturing of his new found art with his honed photographic skill has left me mesmerized. He is able to capture not only a beautiful woman, but with his use of angles and lighting, brings the rope to a new level and elevates it to being more than a prop, it becomes a living entity sharing the space with his models. His choice of going grayscale makes his images pop with intensity that few photographers can even attempt to match. It’s hard to fathom that this is only his second fine art bondage book as the skill, care and diligence to put this together and to compile such an immense collection of beautifully bound woman is a great undertaking.
David, Thank you for sharing this beauty with us…”
Zamil, ArtSensual.de, Berlin, Germany
“David’s newest publication reBound is not just a second volume of his first bondage book Bound but sets David’s skills with this amazing combination of bondage and photography into a new light. His individual and unique eye for settings, situations and angels in combination with his great bondage create an intimate, emotional connection to his work. reBound is a declaration of love for rope and woman.”
Mark, DV8House, Sydney, Australia
“reBound is a stunning compilation of beautiful bondage and extraordinary photography. David Lawrence has done it again, following on from Bound, this new book is so much more. Even the name of the book, ‘reBound, Shibari Style Impressions,’ is so apt and appropriate. If Japanese style rope bondage is your thing, then reBound is a must have.”
Love Suze, SxySadist.com, New York, USA
“I was truly delighted to be given a sneak peak at David Lawrence’s latest offering: “ReBound”, (although I truthfully would have ordered it sight unseen based on how much I enjoyed his first book “Bound”). I “oohed” and “ahhed” all the way through this latest volume because I LOVE so many things about this exciting book! It has a seemingly endless array of stunning black & white photographs with an occasional beautiful color print for spice. He has captured the essence of each of these beautiful ladies while bound in his artistically inspiring rope work ranging from the simple but elegant to complex suspensions! I also enjoyed David’s choice of a wide variety of locations, both indoor and outdoor. Everything from a defunct state penitentiary, to city rooftops, from Hollywood mansions, to NYC lofts, a ranch in Austin TX and the woods in Seattle and so much more! If you love beautiful women in rope bondage, or simply fine art photography … you should buy this book.”