“Close your eyes and let the word paint a thousand pictures. One good girl is worth a thousand bitches. Bound” – Kanye West
Robin blindfolded and bound in speaker wire.
“Kinbaku means “tight binding,” while Kinbaku-bi literally means “the beauty of tight binding.” Kinbaku is a Japanese style of bondage or BDSM which involves tying a person up using simple yet visually intricate patterns, usually with several pieces of thin rope. The word shibari came into common use in the West at some point in the 1990s to describe the bondage art Kinbaku. Shibari is a Japanese word that literally means “Decoratively Tie.” - Wikipedia ‘Kinbaku’
“We’d been wanting to bring back Robin to shoot for a while. I’d lose touch with her for a short time after we initially planned a shoot earlier this year. Eventually, we’d link up randomly at Disneyland and Vegas trying to schedule another one. It was months until we finally made it happen in October. We planned that we’d shoot at her spot that she was moving out of soon and she’d get some outfits together for the day and I’d bring my camera – simple as that. I asked if she had some Halloween costumes or some pink items to throw into the shoot for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I had no idea of Robin’s journey with breast cancer until she told me while she was doing her makeup moments before we started shooting. This would be her first shoot since her diagnosis in March (which explained our brief hiatus in contact). With such heavy content, there was much pressure and anxiety for me to perform well and to put out some nice photos.
As with any time seeing the Bammer, any stress left quickly with her Southern charm and good ol’ Alabama accent and we got into the groove quickly. Down for whatever, we captured some of our sexiest shoots for SICK STAR to date. Reflected in these photos is a grown woman that’s has battled and is winning her fight against cancer, 100% comfortable in her skin with no inhibitions or reservations about her body, given completely in front of the camera. It takes a lot of trust too being submissive and bound under ties as well as trusting someone with photographing such heavy content. We thank Robin for allowing us to end her journey with breast cancer on this note with us and allowing us to share her story here.
On to new beginnings, Robin bought and moved into her new house and is doing just fine. Life is good. Trust your struggle. Peace, love, & titties y’all.” – eRecto
Shot on digital and Fujifilm Instax cameras. Bound was released in our first book ever, a limited edition black leather bound book in a leather bound box, as well as a t-shirt.
“Bound” featuring Robin Hamer, photography by eRecto.