Tuesday, 6 May 2008

The Hive of Activity

Here is what I have been doing since I stopped being a producer and started being just a model again. I had a day's shoot at Restrained Elegance last week, and we shot some super new interesting stuff (interesting for me, at least). Here are a couple of frame-grabs from the first thing we shot. It's a piece to music, about a cabaret dancer who starts off happily doing her routine, but chains keep appearing from nowhere and restricting her every movement. Does she care? No, she just keeps dancing with the chains....

It was lovely fun, but I got huge ankle and wrist bruises from the metal cuffs. I'll post shots from the rest of the day next week, we did something cool with bamboo :)
And here are a couple of frame-grabs from another Restrained Elegance shoot which isn't edited yet. This was a member's idea, of a job interview which involves the applicant allowing herself to be thoroughly degraded in order to secure the post. I wonder if he'd been watching 'The Apprentice'? Suddenly the parallels are jumping out at me.... I love the picture below because I look so stupidly happy to be wearing the collar :)
And here are some lovely cane-marks. And hooray, she got the job! I do like the combination of CP and bondage - I'm awful at keeping still for caning, and it makes me feel a great deal safer to be restrained. I wonder if it'd be possible to be suspended from the ceiling while being caned? I expect so, I wonder if I dare try it....
And just because it's so fabulous, here is a frame-grab from my Spoilt Ladies Spanked shoot (the one which I directed and then realised I didn't like being in charge of). I love our horror-struck faces; we've just been caught fighting at a debutantes' ball. We are VERY spoilt.... And I'm afraid we get very severely punished....
In case there is any doubt (ha) the beautiful lady on the right is Niki Flynn www.nikiflynn.com and I'm on the left, wearing the most ludicrous dress I have EVER owned....
I'm on my way to a 3 day location shoot in Devon, but I shall post more when I'm home. Suddenly I want to talk on my blog a GREAT deal, and don't have any time...
Ariel xx

14 comments:

Pandora said...

Lovely pictures! That caning shot is delightful - it shows you off beautifully, and I agree about restraint and CP. I'm not always comfortable with it on shoots, but at home it makes everything simultaneously more relaxing and more frightening - which makes it more exciting. Our lives are built on such paradoxes :)

Your dresses are fabulous. I particularly enjoyed the chains on Niki's. And we all thought Amelia-Jane was the one into bondage? Ha! Her secret's out ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow I love you pictures they're amazing!

~Spanko Girl~

Anonymous said...

Most, er, *appealing.* My favourite is the caning shot. Please remind Hywel to add some fill light for shots like this so that your delightful bottom and the marks on it are clearly visible. I'm sure he's aware of this, but he needs to be reiminded of the 2:1 ration between highlights & shadows in colour photography.

Yrs in pervery, Adrian
(hardhand_7@hotmail.com)

Anonymous said...

Adrian, Hywel titles himself as a bondage photographer , so for him it may the most natural to focus at the tied wrists an not the delightfully striped bottom? But since I'm more into spanking than bondage I also had liked the cane marks to be more visible.

Amelia I really like to watch the way you have problem keeping still during a punishment.A caning or other type of corporal punishment should hurt quite a bit , and you are among the very best to give that expression.

SeaEagle

lentimano said...

Of course suspension caning is possible, but a bit hard on the arms and shoulders, because they're carrying your weight. And you flop around a lot, unless you're stretched tight by ankle restraints, which is no fun for its own reasons. A delicious step in that direction is a slack ceiling suspension with the suspendee (that would be you) kneeling on a table, let's say a mirrored table, knees tied in a widespread stance. You get to writhe to the limits imposed by the suspension and the knee ties: enough for self-expression, but not a distraction to the hand wielding the cane or to the eager voyeur. Other benefits of the position include the breasts' availability to discipline and the possibility of close-up pussy shots, the lovely tender bits flinching (as they will in this posture) at each stroke of the cane. Yum. If you run out of ideas (no' bluidy likely, eh?), I've got hundreds more just as nasty and sweet.

JimmyFingers said...

Hey Amelia, can I just say I think you are exceptional. As an avid spanking fan, I revere your shoots and it with some euphoria I discovered your alter-ego Arial, courtesy of this blog. I feel like I'm on the outisde looking in, being devotee of spanking but never a participant, beyond some soft spanking with an unsure girlfriend. I would welcome any pointers on how to become more involved on the scene. That withstamding I eould like to once again praise your sensational work. I follow your career with a parhaps over-zealous...........well, zeal. Don't judge me, and don't ever change xxx

Anonymous said...

Ariel/Amelia
Love your photos and your work generally, you seem to capture the highly erotic and stimulating combination of restraint and punishment beautifully.
I would love to see you in victorian/edwardain costume being restrained and punished perhaps at a very posh finishing school with the motto 'no pain without pleasure and no pleasure without pain'!
Paul

Ludwig said...

The caning picture is lovely indeed and ming-boggingly erotic. It shows off my favourite CP position. Bent over a table or some such device, the back arched in this sexy way, the head in the air instead of slumped down (after all, we want to see the "victim's" face and reactions), elbows on the table...

Beautiful, just beautiful. Especially with a gorgeous sub such as you.

I don't know if you want to do a blog link exchange. Sorry about spamming the comment with this, I know no other way to contact you.

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Anonymous said...

This blog is a hive of inactivity!

Hywel Phillips said...

... it is only a hive of inactivity while Ariel is off doing shoots all over the country, I'm sure she'll tell us all about them when she gets back :-)

Hywel

PallidBust said...

The second picture, you and the stretched chain, is remarkable. This is obvious, as I'm remarking on it. Hmmmm.... slick, PB, very slick.

I like it. I like the attention in your eyes along with your lack of fear. It's just, "Hey, there's this chain on my arm. Quite a bother, really. Best get about it, then." Of course, I've only seen the one picture, but what a picture.

To join what is no-doubt the largest club of humans on the planet, I now say that you are beautiful and that you express emotion with your face so well that I know believe in witchcraft.

PB

Ariel said...

Gah! Just got home, and am overwhelmed by lovely responses! Sorry for not replying before - RUDE, Miss Rutherford! Clearly, everyone else is more deserving of having a blog than me - in fact some of you actually do (hello Pandora!)

Hmm, shall do an actual proper post tomorrow, and try to actually respond in a normal, courtious way to comments people have made too. NORMAL. Tricky.

Anonymous said...

There is a limit of what you should take - there are sites that do suspensions and heavy cannings (kshara, lupus, whippedwomen) but they go overboard and must cause permanent damage - both muscle tissue and scarring of the skin.

See the girls from Russia who must get an offer they can't refuse and get HURT

Your incarnation as Ariel is much more fun to watch...

Anonymous said...

Why ever did you describe that exciting ballgown as "ludicrous"? I love it. Perfect for caning or whipping whether as dom or sub. The skirt swings so seductively and makes a loud crack when struck. Please wear it more often.
Peter8862