A Look Back at Vintage Bondage Photos From the ’30s Through the ’60s (NSFW)

A Look Back at Vintage Bondage Photos From the ’30s Through the ’60s (NSFW)

Long before Bettie Page became synonymous with black-and-white bondage photos, John Willie, the publisher of Bizarre magazine, was traveling the world and photographing bound and gagged women in various states of undress. The new book Possibilities: The Photos of John Willie contains upward of 1,300 photos taken by Willie in Australia, New York and Los Angeles between 1937 and 1961. The Los Angeles–set photos — taken between 1957 and 1961 — span 200 pages, by far the largest part of the book.

Here's a selection of rare and never-before-seen photos — some of them taken in L.A. — by a man the book claims "invented" Western bondage photography.



Long before Bettie Page became synonymous with black-and-white bondage photos, John Willie, the publisher of Bizarre magazine, was traveling the world and photographing bound and gagged women in various states of undress. The new book Possibilities: The Photos of John Willie contains upward of 1,300 photos taken by Willie in Australia, New York and Los Angeles between 1937 and 1961. The Los Angeles–set photos — taken between 1957 and 1961 — span 200 pages, by far the largest part of the book.

Here's a selection of rare and never-before-seen photos — some of them taken in L.A. — by a man the book claims "invented" Western bondage photography.


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