Witches In Bondage

Here’s a rare thing: two straight-up bondage photographs by early-20th-century photographer William Mortensen. A lot of his imagery concerned the occult, so I think we may fairly guess these women to be witches undergoing persecution:

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2 comments on “Witches In Bondage”:

Hedgehog commented on August 7th, 2014 at 5:34 pm:

Is perhaps the bottom shot displayed improperly? Looks like the right “edge” should be the bottom.

Rope Guy commented on August 7th, 2014 at 8:50 pm:

Well, I’m not sure. Mortensen was into the surreal. But now that I’ve rotated the photo for viewing, that table (?) on its end in the shot as displayed is hard to explain…

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