The world of fetish bondage has lost a legend... I just found out that Jeff Gord (of House of Gord fame) died a just few days ago, on September 3rd. I'm still in a bit of shock.
The man was a true fetish innovator, mechanical genius, and bondage artist.
It is amazing when you consider all the devices he dreamed up, and then made real. And then shot and shared with us. How much he accomplished...
Through Mark of Serious Bondage I actually got to meet Jeff over the phone. I had loaned out some suits, including some f-suit prototypes in vinyl which he shot. It was a dream come true to have someone I admired so much work with stuff I had made.
He called me at work, and fortunately did most of the talking. He was kind, smart, friendly and very funny, and full of ideas for future projects. I remember him talking about an experiment he was considering using heat-formed plastic to make a kind of hard shell/case/restraint. It could set up quickly and hold a model in a fixed position. I couldn't exactly picture how it would work, but remember thinking how fun it would be to work with Jeff to try and figure it out.
To have Jeff Gord do what he did is incredibly inspirational. You can make the stuff of fantasy come true in the real world. Through design, engineering and craftsmanship you can safely go places only limited by your imagination.
Thanks Jeff, for taking us all on an incredible ride.
A statement can be found on fetlife, and House of Gord.