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The Dark Arts’ LIGHT / SHADOW / COLOR and power in restraint

by Jiz Lee on / Art, BDSM, Books, Erotica & Anthologies

Restraint, or rather, the act of being restrained, can reveal power. Of all the elements of BDSM, at this moment in my life I’m finding inspiration in the art of restraint. It is within the act of locating and testing barriers, of pulling and fighting against tension that I discover what’s possible. It’s a feeling of physical and emotional strength that is the opposite of submitting or giving in, or of being dead weight. It’s an active push against limitations that creates a counterbalance, defies gravity, and transforms into dance.

This element is what I explored recently when I had the pleasure of shooting bondage photos with The Dark Arts. We produced some stunning photographs, and I’m very proud to see them included in a beautiful and unique new bondage photography book, LIGHT/SHADOW/COLOR.

If you follow my Instagram you’ve seen a few “SFW” versions, but here’s a quick taste without the ridiculous, needless censorship. (Can you tell I abhor censorship of the body and believe it does more harm than good? But I digress…)

LIGHT/SHADOW/COLOR is available for pre-sale through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The book is beautiful and at $45 well worth the price of a full color 300 page photography book. There are other perks available, such as a framed print of the image I’ll share below. I’ve never felt so powerful and super-hero like than in this pose! If you do order this print along with the book, The Dark Arts will see that you’re added to my Holiday Card mailing list as well.

Pre-order a copy for yourself and support the creation of a beautiful and unique (and a hell of a lot more diverse) addition to bondage photography genre, one I’m honored to be a part of. Also, much love and shout out to Nenetl Avril, whom was among the first models I saw pose for The Dark Arts, and a big part of why I wanted to pose too.

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SNAPSHOT: Shine Louise Houston’s New Queer Porn Noir

by Jiz Lee on / Uncategorized

Shine Louise Houston, director of Pink & White Productions (CrashPad, CHAMPION), is producing her next feature film!

SNAPSHOT is an erotic suspense thriller starring queer women of color. It’s a feature film, with explicit sex. “Queer Porn Noir!” The film is as much of a murder mystery, as it is a coming out story. Filming takes place in San Francisco this summer. We need everyone’s support to produce it.

Producing it independently (through our crowdfunding campaign), means Shine will have control over casting, distribution, and more time for editing and polishing the final product. SNAPSHOT is going to be an absolutely beautiful, pivotal film. If CrashPad or Shine’s other films — or any of my work — have touched you, then you know how important it is that we make this film.

Working behind the scenes for Pink & White means that between now and July 1st, I will be living inside this fundraiser. Working so closely on a project I’m passionate is about is an odd mixture of excitement and stress. I’m learning that the trick is to keep it fun.

Luckily, there’s lots of fun to be had in the donation reward perks. Including… I’m offering a FLASH “Thank You” pic, lending my belly to the cause!

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I’ll write your name (or your company) on my belly and post it on social media. (Makes a great anniversary gift!;-) ) You can get this perk for $50, or with any donation larger than $50. Just let me know you want it.

I recommend getting your name in the film credits. How cool is that!?

Want to get even more involved? Shine and I are looking for companies who would like to sponsor the film for $1000 and $5000 packages. We’ll add logos in the film opening/closing credits, as well as product placement and other advertising incentives. Is this you? Can you recommend a company? (Let us know, or give us suggestions or comments about the perks via this quick survey (expired).)

Finally, help us get the word out — write about the campaign and interview Shine about her film. Spread the word on social media. Word is gold!

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