We’ve been super lucky this year participating in so many cool projects! We don’t always post the end results on this blog, but we have more on our personal website at www.bonesandrope.com!

We leave you here with these gorgeous images from an inspiring collaboration with Ayumi LaNoire and Russell Higton earlier this year!

Presented by Ayumi LaNoire
Photographed by Russell Higton
Bounded by Fred Hatt
Hairstyles by Dani Metcalf


Shibari meets circus!

This month we have been mixing shibari and circus a lot in the studio with some quite stunning results! Turns out these blend very well together and we are looking forward to continue the interchange. If you are a circus artist or dance and would like to incorporate rope into your project(s), get in touch to collaborate, book a private lesson or book our one of our shibari riggers 🙂

We leave you here with some of our favourite shots from this month’s exchanges with circus artists Amelia Cavallo, Sadiq Ali and Maisy Taylor. The shibari rope rigging is by MnR, Anna Bones and MissEris respectively. Photos by Anna Bones.

What do you think? ❤


Rope by MnR | Circus artist Amelia Cavallo
Rope by Anna Bones | Circus artist Sadiq Ali
Rope by Miss Eris | Circus artist Maisy Taylor

Drawn to Rope with special guest Despina Zacharopoulou!


Drawn to Rope is a monthly life-drawing evening at Anatomie Studio and this month we are absolutely thrilled to bring you an incredibly unique artist Despina Zacharopoulou.

Despina is a performance artist focusing on creating experimental situations that negotiate our relation to alterity. Her recent practice and research explore, among others, notions such as: the monstrous, the abject and control exchange.

Her most recent large scale project was a seven week (324hrs) long durational performance entitled “Corner Time” commissioned by the Marina Abramovic Institute and the NEON Organisation (10/03/2016 – 24/04/2016, AS ONE, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece).

Take a look at her website here for a taste of what to expect.

Despina will be self-tying for this session, she will present a variety of intense dramatic poses, using rope and other objects/materials of her choosing. As usual, our fantastic collaborating artist InkyLayla will be guiding this session!

Advance booking for this event is highly recommended.

Ticket link here.


// Elements // Water // Photo Collaboration

// Elements // is a playful collaborative photoshoot with Theo, Fred Hatt and Anna Bones where we play on the theme of the four elements: Earth, Fire, Water and Air.

We leave you here with our last set of images on the theme of Water, where Theo plunges into a calm liquid abyss…

For our ‘Air’ images, see here.
For our ‘Fire’ images, see here.
For our ‘Earth’ images, see here.

// Elements // Water //
Model: Theo
Ropes: Fred Hatt
Photography: Anna Bones


// Elements // Air // Photoshoot Collaboration

Last Friday was another one of those days where we got to have some fun with ropes, camera, friends and some colourful lighting. We played on the theme of the four elements: Earth, Fire, Water and Air, and had the rope and poses reflect each of these elements. Theo was our model and collaborator for the evening and was just absolutely amazing to work with.

We leave you here with our images for Air, where Theo is floating and gracefully falling from cloud 9…

// Elements // Air //
Model: Theo
Ropes: Fred Hatt
Photography: Anna Bones



Self-Suspended Dolls & Zombie Ropes

Some days we ditch the mop bucket and rope treating for creative fun with ropes and cameras. This was one such day a few weeks ago when the amazing multi-talented Kissmedeadly Doll came for a short flash visit to our studio.

It had been a long time since we played with self-suspension and it was nice to get back into it thanks to Kissmedeadly Doll. Thank you!


Photography by Kissmedeadly Doll • Models are Kissmedeadly Doll & Anna Bones • Camera Operator and Creative Assistance by Sophia.

Photography by Kissmedeadly Doll • Model Anna Bones • Twine bondage by Photography by Kissmedeadly Doll & Sophia.

‘The Act’ – Photography project by Julia Fulleton-Batten

We were incredibly excited to be a part of this amazing photography project by multi award winning photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten entitled ‘The Act‘. This has been in the works for almost a year, and we look forward to seeing the results!

” ‘The Act‘ (2016) deals with the subject of young women engaged in the sex industry to earn a living. My subjects range from escorts, porn actresses and a transexual, to pole dancers and aerial artistes. They have chosen a way of life that many would consider extreme, or at the very least, brave. I photographed them doing their acts and interviewed them for the ‘stories’ of their lives. The result is honest, frank and personal narratives. This video captures the essence of their interviews and behind the scenes action during the shoot… “

Images to be seen soon on Julia’s website : juliafullerton-batten.com.
For now, here is a little video teaser!

Rope by FredHatt, modelled by Maisy Taylor.

Drawn to Rope: our life-drawing evenings return this Spring!

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We are beyond excited to see the return of our life-drawing event Drawn to Rope in collaboration with our friend and artiste extraordinaire, SingingTree!

Our first session back will be Wednesday May 11th 7:30-10:30pm!

Event listing here.

The format and what to expect:

  • Drop-in life-drawing sessions open to all levels
  • Guidance provided by artist and event collaborator SingingTree
  • Bring your own materials
  • Venue has bean bags & cushions on matted floor
  • Free tea & coffee available (we also have ready meals available for £3)
  • Free street parking
  • £7 per person for the evening (pay on the door: cash or card accepted)
  • After May these sessions will take place on the first Wednesday of the month

For images from our 2015 Drawn to Rope sessions, see here.

For questions, email us!

See you soon!