13 Years of Bondage: The Photography of Rick Castro , is a hardcover monograph book containing over 120 stunning duotone images, primarily featuring nude men in bondage or heavily fetishized context. Not for the faint of heart, 13 Years of Bondage showcases Castro’s well-known homoerotic photography through powerful images intertwined with rope and leather, intimately documenting the ties that bind.
A critical essay precedes Castro’s breathtaking images, written by Art Critic and Curator Edward Lucie-Smith, as well as a Foreword by Leather Museum & International Mr. Leather founder Chuck Renslow. Additional texts are also featured, by acclaimed author/filmmaker Clive Barker, and Catherine Johnson, Curator of Special Collections – The Kinsey Institute for Research in Gender and Sex.
“Rick Castro's extraordinary photographs give us a welcome taste of the forbidden in this age of sanitized, deodorized and commercialized erotica. There is the unmistakable tang of the human about Rick's subjects. They are living, suffering and occasionally ecstatic men whose experiences are written on their faces and recorded in their tattoos. This is not a book for people who want to live in a fantasy world of airbrushed perfection and implanted symmetries.
It is a book for everybody who wants to remember the first rush that came with a peek at the illicit, the taboo. Most of all it is very, very sexy.” -Clive Barker
Hardcover – 128 pages with over 120 duo-tone plates