ĎThe King of Bondage IIí
To no oneís surprise, Jim Martin just keeps going. He uses
Ropes and knots on the loveliest submissive women, while his
mind remains completely unbound. He ties them up and photographs
them, joking and moving - always thinking of a better tie.
The man is a legend in the world of Bondage. He owns Bondage
by Request and BDVideo.com. Heís photographed the greats,
the best, personal favorites and never stops doing it all.
ĎThe twisted mind of Jim Martin,í thatís what it says on his
is the death of all creativity. Once a couple loses the desire
to communicate about what would bring them the greatest sexual
pleasure, they begin settling for whatever comes. Shortly
thereafter, one partner starts to seek more excitement outside
of the relationship, and then BLAMO-- it's all over.Ē - Jim
that sound twisted to you? Everyone loves to quote Jim because
he makes things clear when he speaks - no bullshit and no
flowers. I received tremendous feedback from my first Interview
with him, but that was quite a while ago. I believe itís time
that we do some catching up with the extremely talented and
outspoken Jim Martin. For those that love bondage and people
that speak their mind, enjoy this, you just may learn a few
Jim, when did you realize that you had a fetish for bondage?
When you found out you liked it, did you know there were many
women in the world that loved to be bound for pleasure?
Martin: I found out about my fascination with bondage and
fetish when an ex girlfriend asked me to tie her up and have
sex with her. I did it and WHAM, I was hooked. Then she asked
if she could tie me up and try. I thought for a moment and
said, ďokĒ. NOTHING happened. I was very embarrassed at first,
but I came to realize that I was in no way submissive, so
I dealt with it by never dating sexually dominant women. I
must add, there is a huge difference between sexually strong
women and sexually dominant ones. I like a girl with a good
appetite for sex. Iíve been lucky in that department. Iíve
discovered more and more women who love bondage. It gives
them a great chance to be free, to let go and let their partner
have total control. It requires great trust and if that doesnít
exist between two people you really doní have anything now
In the beginning, who were your first favorite bondage and
fetish photographers? Did you learn bondage photography from
trying to shoot like them, or did you develop your own style
Martin: I know this might sound weird, but I never had a favorite
fetish or bondage photographer. I sort of just had favorite
bondage and fetish models. I never tried to shoot like anyone.
In fact, the camera being in my hand is second nature. I look
through it and when I see something I like, I just click at
the right moment. I try not to look at it like a science -
my relationship with the model is what I count on.
When you are attracted to a submissive woman that is attracted
to you, do you first want to play, or take out your camera
and start shooting?
Martin: HMMMNN. Well, thatís a funny question, cause so often
its difficult for me to be attracted to a girl solely based
on looks. Usually I start shooting them and talking with them.
Most of the time I am attracted to them only as much as it
takes to get the shots. Occasionally one will be able to get
deeper under my skin, which can sometimes become a problem,
it has been more than once. Since I am so picky it takes a
lot to break through, but once they do Iím hooked. And, more
often than not, they get hooked too!
At first, did you ever ask yourself why you were attracted
to women being bound, or did you just accept the fetish as
a natural part of yourself?
Martin: I have to stress, that my quirks and fetishes go so
much deeper than the girl just being bound. There are so many
things that go into me being attracted to, or turned on, by
a girl. Having them tied in a particular way, adds to that.
I love the idea of a girl being a girl: feminine and beautiful,
relying on me to take care of her, rescue her and so on. As
for your question, ďDid I ever ask why?Ē NO!!
What precisely do you look for in a model that makes you feel
sheíd be a good subject for your camera, and possibly yourself?
Martin: That would have to be a 2 part answer. Often models
are not ones Iíd pick for me personally and visa vi. As for
models, I like someone who is very open and comfortable, someone
who has a charm that comes through on film. There are many
girls that I photograph that look a lot better in my pictures
than they might look in daily life. Thatís not to say theyíre
unattractive, the chemistry, lighting and everything just
worked for us. Itís a total team effort. Iím often surprised
when I see pictures that someone else shot of a model that
I worked with and how different she might look. I sometime
ask myself, ďIs this the same model?Ē
for a personal choice, Iím the pickiest person in the universe.
There are a million things that go into finding a girl as
a good candidate for me. My tastes vary so much. In fact,
anyone who knows me well, will know that just when I say I
would never date a particular type, more often than not, that
will be my next girlfriend. BTW- Iíve stopped saying that.
Although, once I dig a chick, EVERYTHING about them becomes
a turn on to me.
Iíve seen your new token site - www.BDvideo.com , my God itís
a bondage loverís paradise! If you donít find what you want
on BDVideo youíre not going to find it anywhere. Such an array
of beautiful women, how do you find them? Do they come to
you and inquire, or do you contact them yourself?
Martin: I used to have to hunt them down. But it seems my
phone rings off of the hook now. Everyone wants me to shoot
them in bondageÖ. Lucky ME!
can fault us for wishing to enjoy all that sex has to offer?
We are experimenting with one of the greatest gifts we posses.
We choose not to use anger, hatred and wickedness as our venues,
instead we focus on passion, arousal and ecstasy.Ē - Jim Martin
Jim, why is it that you love shooting bound and restrained
women so much? Do you do any other kind of fetish photography?
Do you have any other fetishes?
Jim Martin: I have EVERY fetish in the world, from earlobes,
to feet, hands, necks and a million more Iíd rather not mention.
If I were to photograph all of them Iíd run out of space for
pictures, so since BBR and BDVideo were originally rope bondage
sites Iíve (sort of reluctantly) limited myself to that. The
other thing is that Iím not sure if anyone would really understand
just what it is that makes me click, because sometimes I donít
They say that a fetish, more than likely, comes from a childhood
experience that you have retained somehow. Do you remember
anything from when you were young that might add some credit
Martin: Not really, and I have tried to think this over for
years. Maybe I was dropped on my head or something!
How would a submissive subject for your camera that is looking
for a good break - get a chance to be photographed by you?
Is there a set of rules or a certain way you would like them
to contact you?
Martin: I really like it when I get an e-mail from a prospective
model. Of course I canít shoot everyone who wants me to shoot
them, but I still am flattered by the invitation. There really
are no rules - usually they have the rules<G>.
When it comes to fetishes, do you think that weíll ever truly
understand them all, or are fetishes like the universeÖdo
they go on and on and on?
Martin: I donít think that fetishes are made to be understood.
I think they are made to be enjoyed and they are there for
those of us who have a higher level of understanding of sexuality
and the opposite sex. Those who donít have fetishes, or should
I say those who donít fess up to them, are very shallow. Usually
sex for these people means doing their partner as fast and
hard as they can. I remember a great story a girl told me:
ďBehind that door there are two people having sex. The girl
is trying to come as fast as she can and the guy is trying
to last as long as he canĒ. That pretty much defines sex for
those who donít want to understand the opposite sex. Fetishes
give us a way to appreciate the other person for more than
just their body. Taking the time to focus on the whole being
and getting in touch with them can only heighten the experience-for
those of us who are into this type of thing.
After your tremendously successful BondagebyRequest.com and
BDvideo.com, do you have any new plans for the future? Bigger
and better things - perhaps?
Martin: Iím really happy where I am at this point in my life.
I have a life most people would dream of: Naked chicks every
day, and them clamoring to be tied up and photographed. Who
could ask for more? I am truly grateful to G-d for every gift
He has given me.
You have the chance to go anywhere right now, with any amount
of people you like, for as long as you like. Where would you
go, with whom and for how long? What Iím asking, more or less,
is what would be Jim Martinís version of paradise?
Martin: Paradise is me and my special girl, the one that loves
me for me, on a deserted island. With great food, beautiful
climate and some soft music. Believe it or not, I would only
want one girl. Iíve had two at once and it ainít what its
cracked up to be. I would sleep in late, get a massage, enjoy
everything that the world (or at least that island) would
have to offer each and every moment. I know, I know, you wanna
know who that girl should be? She would be kind and soft spoken,
someone in love with love and happy with the simplest things
and she should look likeÖhmnnnn - Elizabeth Shue in Leaving
Las Vegas. I loved her in that.
Thanks again Jim, people always like to hear what you have
to say. However, I have one last question: What would you
say is your biggest character flaw? That is, if you have anyÖ
Martin: If I had to pick oneÖ I love too much! Sounds strange
I know, but even ask my closest friends. Loving too much and
too fast is my biggest downfall.
Jim Martin goes on with his life his way. If he ever finds
that girl of his dreams we may never hear from him again.
Donít know whether that would be a good or a bad thing, but
it would certainly be Jim Martinís thing. You can be sure
should go right now and check out his sites and his photography.
Click on these links: www.BondagebyRequest.com
and www.BDVideo.com and
have yourself a ball.
next time - goodnight lovers. RB.