Nuit Demonia 2007 in Paris France

Posted in Shibari, nuit demonia on December 10th, 2007 by ErosArtist


Photos by Michael Diamond
See the entire gallery here

For my second Nuit Demonia, I was really looking forward to a trip to Paris for what I remember as being one of the best fetish events I attended in 2006. This year, I was sad to learn that the party was going to be organized a bit different than it was last year, which had a very nice dungeon space on the lower level of La Loco club (right next to the Moulin Rouge). The dungeon was great, because it was in a sunken area with platforms for viewing all the way around. While a little cramped, there was plenty of space to play and to photograph.

This year, however, the sunken area was used for dining and the dungeon was moved to the stage, opening only after the performance period of the night. After 2am, the curtain was drawn, and only couples could enter. Outside of the main dungeon, there was a small section where three suspensions could take place at a time, but it was very tiny, and difficult to photograph because of such close proximity.

The performances began at midnight. It was quite obvious how much the French love their fashion shows, as somewhere around 20 or more small performances took place on the main stage…lasting about 2 hours!

There’s not much more to say, as for me the party was basically 2 hours of fashion shows, and a couple of hours shooting some interesting shibari. I’m sorry there’s not much more to report, but I found that most people did not want their photos taken this year, and I was pretty much limited to the performance period and the very small shibari area. So, here’s my photo gallery from Nuit Demonia 2007.

Michael

Lew Rubens Bondage Class at Kink in the Caribbean 2007

Posted in Bondage, Kink in the Caribbean, Lew Rubens, Shibari on November 21st, 2007 by ErosArtist
Throughout the week during Kink in the Caribbean, classes were given each day by a variety of artists and educators, including Lew Rubens. I attended most of his classes, where he taught his unique shibari technique from beginning bondage to suspensions. This gallery is a collection of photos from Lew’s “Bondage for Sex” class, using the beautiful Sabrina Fox as his model. Her gorgeous red hair against the blue background of the improvised class room created some really striking images! Here’s the seventh photo gallery from 2007 Kink in the Caribbean!