Natalia, 2018


I tie up girls with rope, photograph them with a fifty-year-old Leica and call it art.

If art has to be about something, my work is mainly about female desire and self-objectivation, about discipline, surrender and resilience, and, on a different level, about trust.

I admire my models and I think it shows. Some people may feel that my work is anti-feminist. The models disagree. ‘We own these images,’ said one of them. We are proud,’ said another. These young women express their freedom by choosing, on their own terms, to be bound with rope and shamelessly exposed. 

Rope is magic. Some girls, when they’re tied up, get so relaxed they could fall asleep. ‘It’s like therapy!’ one said. Many get turned on. Others are just very happy the whole time and keep smiling afterwards. They all come back for more.


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Irina, 2018



All photographs by H. Baasch 2014-2018, published under a legally binding Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Models are over 18 years of age. 

I use a Leica M4 for film photography, and a Leica X Vario, mainly, for digital. All images on this website are digital. My analog photographs are never scanned.


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