SAITOH YOSHIKI AND OSADA STEVE: CHAOTIC SOLITUDE FILM

CHAOTIC SOLITUDE - Behind the Scenes Film

Saitoh Yoshiki (斉藤芳樹) is an accomplished photographer in Japan who took some inspiring and beautiful photos of the late Akechi Denki’s rope work.

Osada Steve (長田スティーブ) is a master of kinbaku who has been published in many magazines such as Vogue, Wired also SM Sniper.

This was the very first time I did suspension work and I remember when I did this photo shoot, I had no idea what it would feel like to be suspended.

Steve was very focused and methodical in his approach and he worked his progression of ties very quickly from one position to the next and I think it’s something that people don’t see in photographs, how quickly everything was. It seems a lot longer. But I was really only suspended inverted for probably only about 5 or 10 minutes.

This photo shoot had a completely different feel than my previous photo shoot with Osada Steve and you will see the difference between them.

This one was raw, and chaotic and you will notice in this shoot there is control and dominance and this was transferred across to the photographs and I absolutely loved it.

Saitoh Yoshiki worked for advertising agencies as a commercial photographer. Saitoh Yoshiki held an exhibition titled “Akechi” and published a book in the same title featuring the kinbaku work of the late Akechi Denki (明智伝鬼), Shihan of Kinbaku (緊縛師範) grandmaster of kinbaku.

Osada Steve is a kinbakushi (緊縛師) whose work has been published in magazines such as Wired, Vogue, SM Sniper and many other magazines. Steve started training under Yukimura Haruki to study newaza techniques.

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