profilic depth, or static cling?
How good are these? They are from John Willie's Bizarre magazine - a taboo publication which was published irregularly during the 40s and 50s and could only be bought by mail order. It was the first magazine of its kind. The content gets a whole lot darker than the images above - with full blown gimpery and 'sexual' torture - there was pretty much no sexual preference or activity that wasn't discussed.
The stylistic elements of the images from Bizarre pretty much go hand in hand with how bondage and sexual fetishism is represented today in lighter contexts such as a fashion publication or collection - another reason we should be thankful for the existence of these images - they are an obvious reference source of information and inspiration to the most influential fashion magazines, photographers, stylists, clothing and shoe designers. \ and most bondage seems to be one of those things that will never go away as far as a popular fashion aesthetic is concerned.