My name is Mark Varley, and this is my Bondage website.
BeautifulBondage.net is a UK small business, we ship our carefully selected products worldwide every week and our other services are available in the UK.
I'm a 40-year-old British guy who started tying people up at the age of 15, that was in 1991 and I started taking it much more seriously in 1994 when I saw a Japanese magazine in an 'adult-store' in Germany that was all-shibari (I was 18 and in Germany, sooo much porn!) I was really hooked on it as an art from that moment instead of just a way to stop girls running away.
Around a decade later I started incorporating simple rope bondage into my Artistic Nude and Figure Nude Photography as a way of adding variation in textures and lines to my work, this proved very popular and I started teaching people what they saw in my photos and I progressed to bondage-proper quite quickly.
In 2006 I published my first book, in partnership with my photographic assistant, which was a combination of artistic bondage photography and a how-to guide, though it didn't really measure-up in either category it spread my work even wider. The following year I did a book just on Bondage Photography 'London Bound', which was very popular and very well received at the time, around that time my tuition had become more popular and I was starting to rig bondage for other photographers and videographers too, though my main work was still as an Artistic Nude and Figure Nude Photographer my time was approaching a 50/50 split.
In 2009 I worked on a sequel 'London ReBound' and I was firmly becoming known as a Bondage Photography in the photography world, I was already well known as a Rigger/Photographer in the rope/fetish/BDSM world at this point.
In 2011 I took the time to rebuild this website with a proper storefront, people had been asking about buying rope for me for years and I had built a basic store using paypal buttons and selling through ebay but a proper store was launched around 2011.
Although BeautifulBondage.net is essentially just me, I regularly work with several other people on various aspects of it, I do most of the admin and all of the photography and tuition, a couple of models I'm close to help with some aspects that their brains are better-suited to, as well as helping with tuition when we need someone with boobs to tie up.
My work is now split more like 60/40, as the majority of my income and time now comes from Bondage-related activity instead of purely Photography, I still regularly photograph clients as well as working on my own projects but at least 60% of my time is handling the BeautifulBondage.net store, Tuition and Rigging bondage for others.
Here is a more detailed list of what BeautifulBondage.net does, in no real order:
- Retailing Bondage Rope and Hardware
- Bondage Tuition to both private individuals and photographers etc.
- Rope Bondage skill-assessment
- Rigging rope bondage for photography and videography
- Tying clients for therapeutic or pleasurable reasons
- Photography of (or for) clients, private photos of you for your own private use
- My own Bondage photography projects (usually books).