Madonna, Debi Mazar & friend - 1991 - 'Flesh and Fantasy' - Photo by Steven Meisel for Rolling Stone Magazine
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’.
Photography by Suzana Holtgrave!