Ben Anarki is a student of Kinbaku at the Melbourne Rope Dojo and this is the progression of his journey. Ben Anarki has a deep passion for rope. Through Kinbaku, rope reveals different characters in people. Perhaps a window to a more true self; a sanctuary within the chaos. Photography feeds the voyeuristic side. It helps find a way in learning more about Kinbaku while capturing feelings, emotions and the creativity within.
This gallery is about Ben Anarki’s love, the combination of his passion for Kinbaku and photography. Sharing moments and creating stories with the beautiful souls he has encountered along his ongoing journey. This bring about a lot of personal satisfaction, new friendships and with hope more connections.
This is a friendly place, so feel free to engage, share and ask questions or just watch quietly from the shadows. Please send a message If you wish to create and collaborate.
What is Kinbaku?
Kinbaku (緊縛) means "tight binding," while Kinbaku-bi (緊縛美) literally means "the beauty of tight binding." Kinbaku is a Japanese style of bondage which involves tying a person up using simple yet visually intricate patterns, usually with several pieces of thin rope (often jute, hemp or linen and generally around 6 mm in diameter, but sometimes as small as 4 mm, and between 7 – 8 m long).
The word shibari came into common use in the West at some point in the 1990s to describe the bondage art Kinbaku. Shibari (縛り) is a Japanese word that literally means "Decoratively Tie".