Tied to the Cross

Distinguished from a Bdsm Style Catherine Wheel the St Andrew’s Cross shows up in very early bdsm photos. Other names are crux decussata, X-cross, X-frame or saltire cross.There are not many photos but I was able to trace some (if you happen to know some old ones please let me know) Whipping frames based on the…

Nativa Richard (unknown)

Nativa Richard was the muse for her husband, photographer Yva Richard, who’s name was deducted from Natyva. (It is believed the name for Yva Richard’s Company was inspired by Nativa, who’s real name was Natyva. ) She was a seamstress and most likely responsible for the idea of creating and selling fetish lingerie and accessories…

Juan Chrisostomo Mendez

Juan Crisostomo Mendez (1885-1962) was born in the City of Puebla in 1885. He went to Saint Bernardine, a catholic institution. He entered the School of Arts and Crafts where he studied drawing, sketching and where he first developed a passion for architectural art. In 1900, at the age of fifteen, Juan Mendez became an…

Rudolf Franz Lehnert

Lehnert (1878- 1948) was born in Gross Aupa (now Velká Úpa), then in Bohemia and now in the Czech Republic. With Ernst Heinrich Landrock, he based a photographic company in, successively, Tunis, Munich, Leipzig and Cairo, publishing the works as by “Lehnert & Landrock”. Together with Ernst Heinrich Landrock Lehnert started a photographic atelier and…