Murphy Blue

bondage rigging and photography

shibariblues

There's a world I stepped into that fateful night when I saw a man tie his lover up. When I was amazed by his craft and her surrender. Where I saw him create art with every knot he tied, and every moan she uttered. And I decided, "I've gotta learn how to do that."

I walked into that world and never came back.

Now, that world is a big part of my own. It has its own adventures, aspirations, triumphs and tragedies. And on my way to becoming the very best, I think I should have a place to put down what I think and feel and experience.

I practice Shibari, Japanese rope bondage, with a twist of lime.

I'm an American rigger, and here's what I've been through...



Rope is the fusion of more than a few peoples dreams and...


Rope is the fusion of more than a few peoples dreams and desires. And there are days where one persons desire help the other person achieve theirs. Such is the case with the phenomenal Yume. When I was alone with no one to train with, she made time pretty much every day for a week to share ropespace with me. Each one special, connecting, and educational. It will be a whale before our paths cross again. When they do, I have a feeling we will pick up right where we left off: speaking to each other in a broken combination of modified traditions, exceeded expectations, and trust.


--posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:53:27 -0500


With this first shoot of the new year, I am again grateful to...


With this first shoot of the new year, I am again grateful to those who are willing to step under the rig with me. The path to this tie has been a bumpy one. But she brought her beauty, desire, and willingness to look me in the eye and allay my concerns. It gave me the clear focus to create beautiful art… as well as plan when we will do it again.


--posted Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:17:47 -0500


With the coming of the new year, it’s time for me to close the...


With the coming of the new year, it’s time for me to close the chapter of my life that was the reasons for the direction of my art. I’ve decided over the last few weeks that it won’t be the end, though. That choice seems too unwise for me. But what it will be a different phase in my journey. I’m no more ready for this phase than I was for the last one, which is why I know it will be something worth giving my all for. My sincere apologies for those who hoped I would fade. And my gratitude to those who implored that I should not.

Either way, here we go.


--posted Mon, 01 Jan 2018 17:12:23 -0500