Boris Mosafir (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
I became interested in shibari in the summer of 2009. I saw the pictures and fell in love with shibari. On the August-September of 2009 the St. Petersburg community of shibari-lovers was founded by me. Then it turned into the St. Petersburg shibari-club «Yugen». Different riggers and models took part in the developing and expanding the club: Ladyinblack, Alisa Krasnaya, Sergey Lisitsin, Michail Apis, Ivan Expert and others are among them. Nowadays our club contains about 300 active members.
I was taught by such St. Petersburg riggers as Ladyinblack, Michail Apis, Sergey Lisitsin. Then I was educated by myself. On October 2012 I visited 4 days workshop of Kazami Ranki in London.
As well I became interested in photography and in the spring of 2011 began the organizing of photo exhibition “Captured beauty” dedicated to the shibari. It took place in the St. Petersburg center of culture «Red Flag» in the February of 2012. It was the first Russian shibari-exhibition and it was visited by 2500 people in three weeks. 13 photographers and 12 riggers took part in the exhibition.
After the exhibition I decided to do shibari- activities on the more professional level.
The specialist store for shibari was opened ( www.ropeshop.ru ) . The variety of goods includes the ropes from Esinem (England), the Ultimate Bondage Rope (Italy), BindMe (Netherlands) and some other things useful for shibari. Nowadays it is the only one exclusive shop for shibari in Russia.
As well the school for learning shibari was established (www.ropeschool.ru). In addition to the regular courses in St. Petersburg I give workshops in many russian city and Europ: Tallinn, Riga, Torino, Paris, Rome, Helsinki, Kiev, Kishineu.
A creative team “Karada”, which gives shibari-shows and performances, was organized. (www.karada.su)
I develop information resources which tells about both shibari in Russia and around the world (www.shibari.su and http://vk.com/sibari).
Currently I organize tours and classes of European shibari artists in Russia and many events: RopeFest, RopeDay, BondageCafe, NawaYoi, Fetish Faculty, RopeNight.
I participated in many events: parties, exhibitions, festivals and other events. Among those that I would like to emphasize are BoundCon (Munich), X-Show (Moscow), eS.EXpo (St. Petersburg), TattooFest (St. Petersburg), XXXX Fetish Party (St. Petersburg), Japan Night (Tallinn), RopeFest (St. Petersburg), Rope Addiction (Rome), Shibarica (Francfurt), London Festival of the Art of Japanese Bondage (London), BDSM Carnival (Moscow), Moscow Knot (Moscow).
I am fortunate to work with such excellent models as Elena Merieru, Helga, Irina N., Aliya, Alexandra Ishemia, Kristina Veres, Valentina R., Cervata, Anna J., Glafira V., Yana Sinner. Daria Danina, Victoria Ravkina and others.