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Itō Seiu 伊藤晴雨 (1882-1961) was a Japanese painter, recognised today as “the father of modern kinbaku”.* His technique for depiction of Edo period tortures was to bind his model in various ways, have the photographs taken, and use them as inspiration for his paintings. *Kinbaku (緊縛) means ‘tight binding’ - Kinbaku-bi (緊縛美) literally means ‘the beauty of tight binding’.

Pierre Molinier (1900-1976), ”Le Chaman et ses créatures”, vers 1970, épreuve gélatino-argentique, photomontage, musée national d’Art moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris).

Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Renée Perle, 1931.