Tags: barefoot, shackles, leg irons, metal bondage, collar, nude, outdoor
The temperature was minus two degrees. The wind chill made it even colder. It was 9 o'clock in the morning, the first cablecar of the day up the mountain, and the sun hadn't even crested the tops of the distant mountains yet.
And Ariel was shackled in freezing cold stainless steel, collared and cuffed, padlocked in place, with only a fur cloak to insulate her from the freezing snow beneath her... and nothing at all to protect her from the biting chill of the air.
It is one of the most dramatic sets I've ever shot, and I'm really proud of it, and of Ariel. It was also one of the trickiest to shoot, as there was a thin icy crust on the snow from the night's hard freeze, over the top of much softer deep snow. If you plunged through (which we frequently did) you could cut your calves on the sharp icy stuff and then have to wade free. It was tricky getting Ariel into position on the virgin snowfield without leaving footprints- I had to throw the bondage gear to her and get her to lock herself in! Then I had to "swim" around on my belly shooting so I could spread my weight and not keep breaking the crust. We really hope you like the photos.