Well we've arrived!
I'll write more about this trip as it unfolds but for now...
Well it's kind of an unbelievable fairyland vibe.
Good flight, got out in the snow and down the street to get some food and coffee. This is the view as we return to the hotel.
It's an experience!
I am not Mr Nice.
When it comes to teaching I am not.
I do do my best to be Mr Patient, Mr Understanding & Mr Informative. But let's be honest, you, I hope, didn't hire me to be your friend, you hired me to improve your bondage.
Bondage is serious and can be seriously dangerous so I take teaching bondage seriously.
I also take very seriously the responsibility of teaching. If you have a good time in a lesson that's just great, I hope you do. But that is not my goal. My goal is that you go away doing better bondage than you were before the lesson.
If you're making mistakes I'll do my best to be Mr Tactful about it. However I will not be Mr Flattery, I will not deceive you into thinking that you're doing better than you are. Nor will I fill you with a false sense of confidence or accomplishment because I'm not Mr Disingenuous.
I will not teach you beyond your ability, because I am not Mr Irresponsible.
If you are not serious about wanting to learn, do not come to me. There are plenty of teachers who will make you feel good about yourself regardless of your ability. Go to them by all means if that is what you're after. Personally in lessons I'm not trying to be Mr Likeable.
I will not praise that which is not praiseworthy.
I will do my best to improve your rope as much as I am able. I am I hope Mr Conciencious.
I am and can be many people.
I am not Mr Nice.
Pictures from the shoot with restrained elegance are now online on their site.
Please visit Restrained Elegance and see for yourselves.
Please bear in mind that I didn't do all the bondage on this page and proper credit is due to all the riggers that worked on these images. Having said that I hope mine are reasonably easy to identify. (Hint: there are clues in the text)
This was a real pleasure and I think you can see why Ariel Anderssen is such a great person to work with.