This blog reposts a collection of famed bondage artist Robert Bishop, most often just called "The Bishop".
The images were posted some years ago on alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.bondage by Hunter Rose, an avid collector of Bishop's art.

Since the originals were destroyed by the artist prior to committing suicide at age 46, these scans comprise most of what is still available of Bishop's work.

The collection had at a time wide circulation on the Internet, but the comments of Hunter Rose were often lost in the process. Here the AFAIK complete set of 1359 images will be reposted, together with the comments of Hunter Rose.

Of course, all this posts are to be considered NSFW.

20th April 2014

Photo with 3 notes

Bishop gives us a welcome frontal view of his naked model. She stands before us, her hair flailing as she struggles with her hands behind her, fastened to the three straps running through her crotch from the belt around her waist. A larger ball gag is held in her mouth by a simple strap. Nice!
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Bishop gives us a welcome frontal view of his naked model. She stands before us, her hair flailing as she struggles with her hands behind her, fastened to the three straps running through her crotch from the belt around her waist. A larger ball gag is held in her mouth by a simple strap. Nice!

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20th April 2014

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The same lady models again with the same gag harness; the image adds pads strapped over her eyes as a blindfold. Her head is tipped upward; perhaps she is crying out in protest at her mistreatment?
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The same lady models again with the same gag harness; the image adds pads strapped over her eyes as a blindfold. Her head is tipped upward; perhaps she is crying out in protest at her mistreatment?

[BISH0484]

20th April 2014

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It appears that the same artwork lady models the next gag harness. Another ball gag is held in her mouth by a series of leather straps, this time wrapping around her nose to meet at her forehead before reaching over her head to be buckled together behind it.
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It appears that the same artwork lady models the next gag harness. Another ball gag is held in her mouth by a series of leather straps, this time wrapping around her nose to meet at her forehead before reaching over her head to be buckled together behind it.

[BISH0483]

20th April 2014

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We now begin with individual clippings from this catalog. These were received in a montage, removed from the original publication. I therefore cannot quote any catalog descriptions, but I somehow feel you will overlook this failing.
The first illustration shows one of several gag harnesses. A blonde waits anxiously, her mouth filled by a rubber ball and her eyes blinded by the broad leather mask covering most of her face; this arrangement is held in place by straps around and over her head, with another under her chin for security.
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We now begin with individual clippings from this catalog. These were received in a montage, removed from the original publication. I therefore cannot quote any catalog descriptions, but I somehow feel you will overlook this failing.

The first illustration shows one of several gag harnesses. A blonde waits anxiously, her mouth filled by a rubber ball and her eyes blinded by the broad leather mask covering most of her face; this arrangement is held in place by straps around and over her head, with another under her chin for security.

[BISH0482]

20th April 2014

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You need not despair; would I deprive you of a closer look at that artwork? This image shows you the lady bound to the cuff in better detail. Bishop *does* get better than this, but not very often.
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You need not despair; would I deprive you of a closer look at that artwork? This image shows you the lady bound to the cuff in better detail. Bishop *does* get better than this, but not very often.

[BISH0481]

19th April 2014

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The inside cover of the catalog includes an interesting piece of artwork in the center of the page. An elaborately harnessed woman is “strapped” between the attachment rings of a fancifully huge wrist cuff. Very inventive, and a well done piece of art!
You may just be able to make out the fact that this catalog was printed in 1980. The text relates how HOM decided to overcome the problem of finding quality bondage gear for their photo shoots by branching out and manufacturing the goods themselves. As far as I know, HOM is no longer in this line of the business.
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The inside cover of the catalog includes an interesting piece of artwork in the center of the page. An elaborately harnessed woman is “strapped” between the attachment rings of a fancifully huge wrist cuff. Very inventive, and a well done piece of art!

You may just be able to make out the fact that this catalog was printed in 1980. The text relates how HOM decided to overcome the problem of finding quality bondage gear for their photo shoots by branching out and manufacturing the goods themselves. As far as I know, HOM is no longer in this line of the business.

[BISH0480]

19th April 2014

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As always, I can be counted on to provide as much detail as possible of the tastier pieces of art. Here is an even larger (sorry) file with a close up of the ladies in question.
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As always, I can be counted on to provide as much detail as possible of the tastier pieces of art. Here is an even larger (sorry) file with a close up of the ladies in question.

[BISH0479]

19th April 2014

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Luckily, our donated material included clippings from another catalog with Bishop artwork. This is later Bishop work, so it is airbrushed and stylized as most of us are used to seeing. The “Bondage Toy Catalog” was an HOM publication, listing the products that HOM offered at one time.
This now is the full-color cover to the catalog. A rather *nice* piece of work, and worth the large file size to accommodate the color. A montage of three women in different bondages, I am *sure* you will appreciate it!
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Luckily, our donated material included clippings from another catalog with Bishop artwork. This is later Bishop work, so it is airbrushed and stylized as most of us are used to seeing. The “Bondage Toy Catalog” was an HOM publication, listing the products that HOM offered at one time.

This now is the full-color cover to the catalog. A rather *nice* piece of work, and worth the large file size to accommodate the color. A montage of three women in different bondages, I am *sure* you will appreciate it!

[BISH0478]

19th April 2014

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The inside back cover of the catalog shows a matched couple of captives. Each is wearing one of Centurians’ spanker chastity belts, and has their hands pulled toward the ceiling by rope around their wrists. Her back against the wall, the woman looks on as her captor prepares to whip her man-friend, facing the other way to present his back to the latex clad dominatrix’ crop. A spotlight shines upon the group, starkly lighting the setting for the audience’s approval.
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The inside back cover of the catalog shows a matched couple of captives. Each is wearing one of Centurians’ spanker chastity belts, and has their hands pulled toward the ceiling by rope around their wrists. Her back against the wall, the woman looks on as her captor prepares to whip her man-friend, facing the other way to present his back to the latex clad dominatrix’ crop. A spotlight shines upon the group, starkly lighting the setting for the audience’s approval.

[BISH0477]

19th April 2014

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This catalog wraps up with a couple of full page pieces, included for the sake of tribute to Bishop rather than hawking any particular catalog item. The first, shows a shapely blonde held upright between two posts by ropes tied off to her hair, pulling it in both directions. She teeters in a single leg sleeve with a rounded point, her mittened hands fastened to her collar to keep her from using her arms to maintain her balance. A broad leather strap muffles her cries of pain as her hair is pulled during her gyrations. The leg sleeve is padlocked tightly around her thighs, and thoughtfully includes a crotch strap, pulled deeply through the lady’s shaved crotch.
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This catalog wraps up with a couple of full page pieces, included for the sake of tribute to Bishop rather than hawking any particular catalog item. The first, shows a shapely blonde held upright between two posts by ropes tied off to her hair, pulling it in both directions. She teeters in a single leg sleeve with a rounded point, her mittened hands fastened to her collar to keep her from using her arms to maintain her balance. A broad leather strap muffles her cries of pain as her hair is pulled during her gyrations. The leg sleeve is padlocked tightly around her thighs, and thoughtfully includes a crotch strap, pulled deeply through the lady’s shaved crotch.

[BISH0476]