de enero de 2018
es uno de los mejores profesionales de bondage japonés y
kinbaku en Europa, y uno de los mejores dentro de un Top Ten en
todo el mundo. Me gusta mucho su pasión por el bondage, porque
el bondage realmente es pasión. El bondage es la emoción
de las ataduras, los sentimientos, y Bob también suma en
sus trabajos esa técnica muy trabajada con las cuerdas, efectiva,
estética y real.
es muy bueno. ¡Es increíble! ¡Bob es uno de los
mejores del bondage! Su kinbaku es asombroso. ¡Esto sí
es realmente bondage japonés!. Comenzó hace treinta
años. Creó su marca RopeMarks.com
hace casi veinte años, y funciona realmente como una empresa.
Es una empresa. Es bondage profesional. Real. Serio.
estilo se puede ver en muchos sitios. Se puede disfrutar de sus
cursos, de sus shows, sus exhibiciones y demostraciones en muchos
eventos del mundo, y nosotros estamos encantados de hacerle esta
are the best Dutch specialist in the field of Japanese rope bondage,
and one of the best in the world-wide kinbaku scene. Why do you
choose this technical bondage?.
What I can say is that I am doing bondage on a professional level
and I think it then becomes mandatory to understand bondage on a
technical level. So it's not that I choose to do technical bondage,
but I do believe you need a certain technical skill-set to be able
to tie rope, create a bondage, to be able to do with rope what it
is that you have in mind.
You talk about Japanese bondage with so much passion. How long
have you been doing bondage?.
think without passion I would not have reached where I am now.
fascination for rope sparked in the eighties, around my 16th, when
I was browsing through the 'dirty book's in the back of the comic
store. In Europe bondage was almost unknown at that time. Also there
was no 'www' yet, but - thanks to my interest in computers (I have
a slight geeky nature) I already had access to the internet, so
I was gathering information on-line and educated myself on how to
resulted in officially founding RopeMarks in 1999. So, how long
have I been doing rope? You do the math :) .
the way, do you speak japanese? Very good, or only "a little"? haha.
Funny you ask! I just started a course in Japanese. Right now I
can read the kana's, but I'm afraid it will take a while before
I can have a simple conversation, let alone to talk in depth about
the best part of your job?.
is nothing about it that I don't like (it is awesome). But to name
really like meeting and working with new and fun/interesting people
at special locations and events.
this is not why I started doing bondage. It all started because
I wanted to play around with the techniques of the web (remember,
geeky nature) and decided to make a website.
content just happened to be about my (then still private) bondage
"hobby" got out of control and turned into what RopeMarks is today
but working with the techniques the web has to offer and create
meaningful content is still a big motivation for me.
created your website in 1999, 19 years ago! Are there many changes
in the Bondage Community since your first day? Are these for good
or for bad?.
lot has changed and some is good and some could be better.
as we, now, know it is not as old as many people think. I got inspired
by the first generation of Japanese riggers (i.e. Chimou Nurki,
Akechi Denki, Mai Randa) and consider myself second generation.
Since the late nineties internet makes it possible for everybody
to quickly gather information and find like minded people and/or
events, I think we are now seeing 4th generation riggers and possibly
already the start of 5th generation riggers. With those I mean people
that stand out from the crowd and follow their own path as opposed
to people "copying" others instead of developing a own style.
good thing about this "bondage boom" is that many people are exposed
to bondage and if are able to live their kinks. Something that needs
a lot of guidance from, I think, previous generation rigger, is
that in the enthusiasm of these people to experience their fetish
they start to run before they can walk, don't know enough about
bondage-safety and accidents happen.
have been teaching Japanese rope bondage around the globe, from
Europe to the USA and Japan. Do you like travel? Do you travel alone?
Is it hard to travel a lot?.
definitely like to travel, yes. But I do not like to travel alone.
Mainly because when I travel for RopeMarks to teach or perform I
prefer working with people that I have introduced into my style
of tying, RopeMarks Ryu, that I have adequate experience with so
am able to "read" their well being from a look in their eyes, their
body language, anything really.
level of knowledge, experience with someone makes it possible to
grow and to do the most awesome bondages!
events did you visit recently?.
I live in Amsterdam, The Netherlands my main visits are to European
events and the recent visits have been in The Netherlands (obviously),
Italy and Germany. The thing I appreciate most is to see how different
people are developing their own style and how different these styles
can be per country.
is your experience in the AnimeCon, The Hague? What were the comments
and opinion of the people?
the Dutch AnimeCon it was the first time for them organise a (RopeMarks)
kinbaku workshop and demonstration. They made a space available
that could hold about 80 people. When the time of our workshop and
demo became closer it was very clear that more than 80 people had
an interest in this topic. We finally had about 100 people in the
room and had to decline entry to at least 20/30 people more. The
people in room were really interested in the topic, loved the demonstration
and the Q&A afterwards was filled with obvious but also very new
and interesting questions.
if we speak of event, of course, the great BoundCon in München.
You are one of the artist bondage with more experience in shows
on this event. Of your first show in BoundCon, 15 years ago, right?.
Tell me about BoundCon.
BoundCon is, as far as I know, the biggest bondage event in the
world with around 5000 people visiting over the course of the event.
BoundCon organized their first event I was lucky enough to be asked
to participate, together with other German-national and international
riggers. BoundCon is a special in that manner because of the sheer
size of it there are so many international fellow-riggers and models
that this is truly an international-bondage-meet-and-greet and every
edition of the event turned out to be awesome in terms of people
present, visitors, activities.
for a stage-artist BoundCon is special as well, it is one of the
very few (only?) events where you get a real, big-sized, stage with
professional music, light and accessories and to top it of 1000's
of people watching. If ever there was a motivation to create a true
show it is for BoundCon.
are the requirements to be a bondage model?.
my opinion there are no set requirements to be a bondage model,
the only thing that I personally require is that the model/bunny/girl
truly appreciates bondage.
But the level of appreciation can vary depending on the type of
bondage that will be done.
essence everybody can be a model or 'rope bunny', but because I
work with rope professionally I sometimes have more specific requirements.
instance, for photo shoots I usually have a rough idea of the image
that I want to create and I try to find a girl that fits in this
image. For workshops or shows I prefer to work with models that
I have experience with, this familiarity enables me to go further
in style and execution of a bondage.
many people work with you?.
RopeMarks is an officially registered Dutch company with a registered
trademark. To be a company makes moving around in the professional
scene a lot easier, makes handling business-deals a lot easier,
and in way I think this also one way to separates the people who
do this is a hobby/fetish/kink from the people who do this professionally.
I do this professionally I need people to support me, it is close
to impossible to do this all alone. Currently, including me, there
are four people working for RopeMarks. Also, over the years I have
gotten to know a number of good and trustworthy (scene) people that
I work with on a regular basis. These are (freelance) fellow rigger,
website owners, photographer, videographer and of-course models.
are the typical working hours, in a bondage photo-shoots?.
I plan photo-shoots I try to have a few rough ideas that are doable
in the location that we have at our disposal and prepare as much
as possible for the shoot(s) itself but also for the day. With that
preparation an average shoot/set/session generally takes about two
hours but very often with some creativity, on-the-spot-ideas and
good vibes it is easily extended to three or four hours. A full
day of shooting is between the six and eight hours (sometimes longer)
and spans multiple sets/sessions/shoots.
you remember of your first model? How old were you? What bondage
do you make in that session?.
The very first time I found a "model" was when I was eight years
old and it was my cousin :-) . My very first photo-shoot was with
my girlfriend at that time. It was an analogue shoot where we had
to digitize/scan the photos to use them on my site and the web.
The bondage was something of a hogtie-session if I remember correctly.
is your opinion about digital piratery? What do you think about
is stealing whether it is tangible items or digital/virtual items
and should be punishable by law. It happens way to often that I
see my own member-material on other websites and/or social media.
way the web works, including a certain anonymity makes it hard to
prevent digital privacy. If I see my material I contact people to
pay me for the use of my material and/or give me proper credits
and if everything fails move to get their site taken down via their
us a funny anecdote during one of your bondage sessions.
I'm always bloody serious…
me about yourself. What are you like (extroverted, funny, nervous,
I take the things I set out to do very serious but I do not take
myself too serious. I make jokes and have fun with friends and the
people around me, because of this people often think I'm very extrovert;
I'm not perse. In new(-ish) situations I like to see which way the
cat jumps before I dive in myself and I have nerdy side where I
love to tinker with the soft side of computers and find solutions
for technical hurdles.
are your three greatest strengths? And your three greatest weaknesses?.
Being Dutch, driven and relaxed probably count as my greatest strengths
and about weaknesses, being indecisive is definitely one of them.
do you like doing in your free time?.
I have, create, free time I like to spend that with my girl, the
love of my life, the sweetest, smartest, prettiest and most wonderful
person I have ever come across. Also, when there are those scarce
moments of free time I like to spend them with friends, see a movie
or chill and binge a TV-series (mainly superhero, related, these
days). I also love to read books… but there's hardly any time left
you on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram? What is your opinion about
on social media so I exist! :-)
said that, I might exist a bit too much. Social media is fun and
usable, but I really think there are too many platforms fighting
for people's attention. Different activities benefit best from specific
platforms and with the different RopeMarks activities it's a lot
of work to reach and stay in touch with my target audience.
I focus on Instagram,
Facebook ( Note ExoticBondage: RopeMarks1
) and Fetlife.
Note ExoticBondage - RopeMarks' platform are
advice do you give to people and relationships that want to practice
bondage for the first time?.
quote Nike, "Just do it".
to keep your activity in focus, on Social Media people are exposed
to a lot of "acrobatic-non-sexual-bondage" (by lack of a better
term) and this is not bondage (in the broadest sense of the word)
imvho. I would advise people to stay close themselves, learn some
basics about safety and engage in fun, sexy, erotic bondage with
they (play) partner.
If after these first steps the desire is there to move into the
professional arena seek professional tuition and go from there.
I have to plug here… we provide professional tuition but we are
also offering tuition for people's first steps into bondage, provide
context and keep it real.
can we expect the book of your story? This book will be wonderful
:-) Yes… we've already published a few books and a few DVD's and
them some. There is more in the pipeline but for 2018 this has moved
on to the long term planning.