Knot Head & Coner of Aardvark Fetish

Bio

AardvarkFetish: Formed as a collaboration of Coner and knot_head in 2013, Aardvark Fetish is all about creative, kinky bondage fun and quality photography. They’ve been called the “Jay & Silent Bob of kink.” Aardvark workshops are fun, creative, interactive and unpretentious. If you aren’t having fun, you aren’t at an Aardvark workshop. Their schtick is to make bondage and photography simple and enjoyable for anyone willing to learn.

Coner: A student of photography, a working professional, and a teacher of photography for over thirty years, his specialties include exquisite lighting and telling a story with an image. Recently he’s become well known for “Predicament in Peril” cliffhanger style imagery. When it comes to bondage, he’s a non-traditional, out of the box (tie) rigger. It’s all about function with his rope and simple solutions to rigging puzzles …so you can get on with the fun!!

knot_head: Although he began with Japanese style rope, he quickly gravitated to the strict, clean, efficient, Western style of riggers like Matt Williams, Jay Edwards, Lew Rubens and Claire Adams. For him it IS about the simple, strict, positional bondage, and “what happens once she’s tied”. Challenging predicaments are his favorite. In the past few years he caught the photography bug and loves showing kinksters how easy it can be to get a quality shot with their gear, in almost any setting.

Classes

Mar
3
Sat
Midnight Master Class: Fundamentals of Fetish Fotography @ 2nd Level - Houston
Mar 3 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
Midnight Master Class: Fundamentals of Fetish Fotography @ 2nd Level - Houston

PHONES AND CONSTANT LIGHT!!!

Let’s get back to basics. It’s NOT about gear. It IS about composition, angle, light… and getting the image you envisioned. Whether that’s a fun memento of a fun scene at home, or you want to McGuyver something more involved, you CAN get some pretty great images using…WHATEVER YOU HAVE!!

  • No Camera Needed (PHONES WELCOME!!!)
  • No Experience Needed (Less bad habits to unlearn)
  • No Special lighting gear needed. Just show up ready to learn and experiment.

This workshop is a chance to work through your settings, and other fundamental features like white balance. We discuss basics like angles, composition, LOTS of hands on, with YOUR gear and seeing how you can start crafting some better images.

Including…

  • Flattery gets you everywhere: tips on posing, composition, angles, lighting, clothing, ties, and even lens length to flatter your subject and give them confidence.
  • Setting reasonable expectations: Anyone can put on a mean tie and take an unflattering shot. Fine, if that’s the goal – but do it on purpose, in a good way, instead of accidentally from lack of skill.
  • Classic faces in fetish photography: we only really shoot about three classic face angles. Make YOUR kinky fetish pics more engaging by getting these angles and looks. Basics on how to light them and details to get each right.
  • Posing tips and working with models of all kinds.
Rope 201 @ Lone Star East
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Rope 201 @ Lone Star East

This class picks up where Rope 101 leaves off. In it, we will cover a cross limb tie, running / midline double as well as basic doubles and variations, Western elbow ties / armbinders. Frogged leg and Futo Variations.

Time permitting, we’ll also cover the classic gunslinger hip / thigh harness.

Prerequisites: to get the most out of this class, you should have a basic knowledge of safety and communication practices and know basic single and double-column ties.

Introduction to Predicament Play @ Lone Star West
Mar 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Predicament Play @ Lone Star West

This is NOT the hug and swoon performance rope you are used to seeing, It’s an introduction to a completely different kind of rope bondage play. We’ll work through negotiations, safety, engineering, and an adjustable knot that makes this type of play more accessible.

Several different predicaments will be deconstructed and demo’d. There should be some opportunity for tie along and practice depending on time and experience level of the group.

Mar
4
Sun
Midnight Master Class: How to Light & Shoot Play or Performance @ 2nd Level - Houston
Mar 4 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
Midnight Master Class: How to Light & Shoot Play or Performance @ 2nd Level - Houston

…and now for something completely different.

We’ll walk a class through how we’d set up to shoot performances or someone else’s scene.

Then, we’ll pick one couple, light, and shoot their scene.

They’ll get the raw images to take home.