As usual when we come across this sort of stuff, there’s one little question that we can’t figure out the answer to as we admire these photos of and by Flickr user Awai Yuki; The pictures themselves are fantastic—they’re self-portraits of a young Tokyo woman who enjoys shibari and other light bondage tricks. We don’t even mind that there’s no explicit nudity or that the subject’s face is usually teasingly obscured by her hair or a tilt of the head; the images and the girl are still beautiful, and the sexy poses certainly pique our interest. No, our only question is: who’s tying the ropes? Automatic camera timers can do so much, but if she ever needs help with any of those knots, we just might be able to recommend a volunteer.
· Awai Yuki’s Photos (Flickr)
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