I feel that both of these are really about trust. When it comes to trusting your well-being with someone, trusting someone to the extent you can be helpless with them you have an absolute right to be picky.
In fact I’d go so far as to say that if you’re not being picky you’re not really looking after yourself.
I would urge all rope bottoms to ‘be picky’ about who ties you up.
I hear people argue that they don’t know what’s good rope and what isn’t. Well, this is a health issue, educate yourself. Being suspended by someone who thinks they’re really great right up to the point where it turns out that they only thought they were is a risky business. You don’t know if it’s good rope work or not? Find out. Learn, arm yourself with the knowledge to protect yourself. Seriously I see so many models work with terrible riggers it’s just crazy. I wonder what the level of safety concerned conversation before these shoots was.
Tog: I want to tie you up and then hang you up with washing line.
Mod: Do you know what you’re doing?
Mod: OK then.
(the above quoted conversation is a ‘joke’ and not a real quote, it is used here for the purposes of satire whilst illustrating a point) *
Am I taking crazy pills or did you ought to extend some more concern over your personal safety? Yet clearly some do not take that care as is evidenced by the pictures of said models in the horrendous rope suspensions perpetrated by some photographers.
Learn, protect yourselves. Be Picky!
* Tog = Photographer Mod = Model