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Mark Varley
Artist | Professional | Photography
United Kingdom
My Name is Mark Varley.
I take photographs of things,
I take photographs of people,
I take photographs of naked people,
sometimes I tie them up first.

Those who know, Can't explain,
Those who don't, Can't understand.

I've been a professional photographer of Art Nudes and Bondage since 2004.

The work you see here is primarily done with professional models, those images go into books as well as prints and exhibitions.
Alot of my work is private commissions which you won't see here or on any of my other online presences.

If you're a model, professional or amateur, and you like my work, get in touch and maybe we can do something.

I also rig rope bondage professionally so if you're a photographer interested in shooting ropework, give me a shout.

A slightly belated new-year review...

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 8, 2013, 4:47 AM
I put a poll up a couple of weeks ago… about the genre's of work I do and am thinking about doing against what I've already done alot of.

The results are split evenly at 35% each on Location Art Nudes and Rope Bondage, both things I've done alot of in the past, though less rope bondage in the last few years and more location nudes.
I prefer to think of myself as primarily an art nudes photographer but my involvement in rope bondage is extensive, as well as photographing it for my own work I also teach it and rig bondage commercially for other people.
I've been thinking that I really ought to re-embrace my bondage photography instead of trying to shift what I'm known for to art-nudes, clearly I'm still very well known for my bondage work so the poll agreed with my feelings that those are the areas to continue in fully.

The poll also had 14% each on the genres of Studio Art Nudes and Erotica, aside from the erotic edge to my bondage work I've not really explored erotica yet but it's high on my list of areas to explore, essentially bringing a sexual edge to my art nudes, though to what degree I'm not sure, I'll probably experiment with a variety of levels.
Studio Art Nudes are a great love of mine, quite different from location work with a much purer element where I have full control over every aspect of the image, I'll still be doing these but along with erotica they're joint second on the priorities list.

I also included in the poll General Fetish and Non-Nudes. I've not done a whole lot of general fetish and almost all of it has been for private clients, it's an area I'm very familiar with and although some aspects are very interesting it'll probably mostly remain an aside to my work, with only 2% of the votes in the poll I'm either not known for it or not terribly good at it, which is quite fair enough, I don't specialise in it.
Non-Nudes got zero votes, I don't do alot of non-nudes and when I do it's usually in a figure-style very much in keeping with my nudes work. It's potentially more saleable as more people will put a non-nudes on their wall than a nude so it's going to remain a part of my work despite the zero votes.

It was already fairly set in my mind just what I was going to concentrate on over the next few months and years though I generally review myself, my work and the market every year.
The poll was created to get the 'wisdom of the crowd', albeit within the demographics within dA, and it's good to see that the results largely matched my intentions.

So thanks for that boys and girls, and more boobs will be along shortly....

... & a PS, a friend of mine has just published his first book, you may already be aware of :icondavidcraigellis: and his work,
you may even think you've seen his work and don't need to buy a book, well I bought myself a copy and it's a great piece of work, there is nothing like looking through a body of work (or a work of bodies) in the flesh as a book or print and this one is highly recommended, information and links to outlets here -…

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  • Eating: Bisquits
  • Drinking: Tea


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shamanalixxx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
Happy birthday artiste!!!
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shamanalixxx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Happy birthday Mark!! Keep up the great, creative work! (But please lose the huge watermark, or creatively get it out of the way; distracts from your work...)
etienneell Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday Mark, have a creative day! :)
phydeau Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I have no idea why I never checked out your gallery before.  I've actually be a fan for a while.

Beautiful gallery!
gelizard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Just have to say again how much I love your work!
Loopol Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving
NumptyMcPillock Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Happy bday old bean :)
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Hi there, I hope you had a great birthday :cake:
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