Thursday, July 19, 2012

Heavy Leather Sleepsack photo shoot

I'm finally getting around to sharing some images from a photo shoot I did a few weeks ago. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time, and it was an incredible experience. I have worked with other photographers before, and even done a few shoots of my own, but this is the first time I've made a set of things to fit a specific model, and made something as elaborate as a total-enclosure sleepsack with attached hood. Someday I'd like to put a book together of images of girls wearing the most beautiful elaborate bondage gear I can make... This is the start of that project.

Being a perfectionist, there were a couple of things I want to do again, although from the photos it may look like everything turned out allright. First off, the leather I used for this sack was buffalo - this is the first time I've tried working with it. The buffalo hide is quite heavy, and I didn't like the way it didn't really stretch at all. I thought it would be good for a restrictive, bondage-y feel. But, because of the lack of stretch, the fit was very tight - too tight even! I felt bad for my poor model, and at first was going to call off even trying to get her zipped in completely for the shoot. Fortunately, she was a great sport, and she was willing to try to wiggle and squeeze her way into the sack, even though it took a lot of effort on her part. I can assure you, it was difficult for me to even pull the zipper up all the way up with the rear laces pulled as far apart as they could go. That girl was a trooper!
Fortunately, the hood fit her perfectly, and the nose holes aligned just right - there was no trouble with her breathing. You can see how tight the fit of the shoulder and hood is in the photo below:
Another issue for me to fix for next time is the fit at the chest area. My model has great boobs, and I need to make more room for them in the next version! If I can fix the fit there, it will make the midsection fit a little better and more closely follow her contour as well.

Overall, it was a great thrill to do the shoot. I'm looking forward to refining the design and working with my model again to get it completely right... I have some more images with other setups from the shoot on the way.

17 comments:

  1. Whooa...cool. Looks snug, and the dull shine is amazing.

    Say, does this one have internal sleeves?

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    1. Dear Meguca,
      The leather actually looks very nice with a waxy kind of surface. I could see using it in situations where someone wants a really restrictive feel - as it's very heavy...

      There are internal sleeves - you can see the stitching on the bottom photo the best. She was fully inside them. I wanted her have mittens on as well, but the fit was so tight she had to take them off, unfortunately. This is the same sleepsack I posted about making here:

      http://fetishleathercrafter.blogspot.com/2011/07/laced-sleepsack-step-by-step-part-1.html

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    2. Thank you for the explanation. That post gave me a better understanding about sacks, a great reference.

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  2. This version it's fantastic :D

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    1. Thanks, Dani! I always think of you when I make one with lacing. Are you ready for me to make one for you?

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    2. Always ready :D and I think that I need a new model... :P

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  3. Thanks, sammy! Love your latest post, BTW...

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  4. Fantastic fit I would say,espacally around her's neck and shoulders.
    I love when it's realy thight like this,
    Thank you for your pictures.
    Learherlife

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    1. Yes, it's a complex shape around the neck area - and hard to fit just so. You know you have it right when you take off the sack and all the seams leave their impressions in the skin...

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  5. You are soooo right.
    And so difficult to get there.
    LL

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  6. This suit is absolutely insanely nice. My Mistresses mother made me one almost simular to this out of crinkle vinyl when I was younger.Would already have been vinyled-up with the first two layers of a suit, and the another crinkle vinyl sleepsack and hoods. And then be put into one of these is so seriously confining it isnt funny. Takes some real getting used to for hours on end. Eventually I'd be put in it for long weekend and one week romps. Only to be let out for a shower, through drying , wiping down of the inner crinkle vinyl liner and to be fed and watered. Seriously wild time!

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  7. Dear Christopher, I love the the sleep sack, where can i get one. you will find me here

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  8. I would like to find out the cost of you making one for me.

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    1. Hi Martin,
      I'm sorry, but I quit taking in orders a while back. I would suggest you check out Mr. S, Fetters, or Top To Bottom.co.uk for high quality sleepsacks in leather.

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  9. Chris,

    Your work is amazing. How does one order your product for personal use?

    -NC

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    1. Hi NC,
      Thanks for your message. Unfortunately, I'm no longer doing any work for hire. For custom sleepsacks, I'd recommend Fetters.co.uk.

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