In 2001 I was lucky enough to document my friend Blair do his first chest suspension. At the time I ran a website called spcOnline. You might have read it when you were still in high school, or perhaps not. This photo was part of a gallery on that site; and with Allen’s blessing I’ll be sharing photos from my last twenty years in the community with the readers of Hooklife.
Our techniques and practices have evolved very quickly over the last decade; some of the photographs will seem archaic by our ever changing current standards. Betadine stained skin with rigging that weighs more than the suspendee, blood allowed to run freely… rest assured that through documenting our history we’re able to learn from our mistakes as well as our triumphs.