this beautiful book of 160 pages, New York art photographer Steven
Speliotis explores his fascination with dominance & submission. He
specifically chose to work with Asian females, utilizing the their long
and well known history of cultural subordination as the pedestal on which
this work stands. The noted contrast between the white ropes that he uses
along with his models' silken white skin with the dark and isolated studio
in which they are "imprisoned" is what captures you. This, one
might say, is Steven's secret ingredient - a potent use of minimalism.
That's all it is: black hair and black shadows, white rope and white skin,
all knotted up into distended, contorted, striking human sculptures.
There is a message here. And Speliotis conveys it with the exquisite
photography that he has become renown for. Commanding, brooding,
enthralling, Asia Bondage has both the material and attitude to
appeal to a wide range of interests. The photography is magnificent.
Steven Speliotis has been working in New York for the last fifteen years.
His photos have been widely exhibited, collected and published in Life,
Time, the LA Times, the Village Voice, Art in America, Dance Magazine, and
Exercise for Men Only.