This idea started out as a self portrait. I was alone when I started. I set up my camera to take a series of photos, got tied up, then realized I had forgotten my gag, so I got untied enough to fetch it. After gagging myself, I got tied up and winched myself off the ground. I struggled in vain to get my wrists cuffed, so I lowered myself back to the ground to make adjustments. About that time, my friend, Sara Whitlock, arrived, and she helped me get bound, winched me off my feet, and took the photos. I was suspended for a few minutes before she tied my ankles to the suspension line, and I was suspended for about 5 minutes in the "hogtie" position. I could have, and would have stayed there much longer if my friend wasn't in a hurry. She just dropped by to pick up some firewood I had for her.
I did talk Sara into staying long enough for me to suspend her in a similar tie, and take some photos of her, before I let her go. I wish we had had more time, but it was still a huge help that she showed up when she did.
If you have a favorite image from this collage, feel free to ask me to post it. All of the images are high quality, high resolution images. I don't like to post more than a few images from a single shoot.