Rick Castro

Country Located : Los Angeles, CA

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Virtual art gallery- featuring classic fetish- photography- books & DVDs, and dolls!

13 Years of Bondage: The Photography of Rick Castro
Synopsis: 13 YEARS OF BONDAGE: The Photography of Rick Castro, handsomely produced and stimulating collection of duotone plates by photographer/filmmaker Rick Castro. This hardcover monograph consists features 105 images- primarily male nudes - most in bondage or in a fetishized context. Those familiar with Castro's evocative erotic images can attest to their celebration of the whimsical, passionate and essentially fluid nature of desire. Street hustlers from Los Angeles' famed Santa Monica Boulevard, intricately bound with leather and rope, and being the primary subjects of Castro's lens since the early 90s, populate a good part of this volume. Castro has taken these "unsung, decadent idols" from the street and portrayed them to reflect his vision. 13 YEARS OF BONDAGE takes us on an aesthetic, cultural and social journey through a "road-less-travelled" in contemporary sexual culture. Castro's images not only challenge, but offers a gaze that celebrates all kinds of sensuality.
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13 Years of Bondage: The Photography of Rick Castro- collector edition
comes in hardcase- numbered & signed- including a photographic print- numbered & signed- edition of 200
350
45 Minutes of Bondage- DVD
Director Rick Castro takes the concept of his underground zine classic, "The Bondage Book" and makes it come alive on video with the help of some of his favorite bondage guys. Direct from Santa Monica Blvd., Conan! the street barbarian. He poses and strokes himself in front of a white wall with his bicycle by his side. Next, down in Oceanside, Rick captures tattooed muscle guy Stu Blake in all his street trash glory! Stu struggles valiantly to get out of one after another bound and gagged situation. Then, we feast our eyes on the ebony body of Velvet. The white ropes make a stark contrast against Velvets smooth black skin. Finally, Rump magazines cover guy and cowboy stud Alex Austin teases the viewer with his body in a wonderfully playful way. For his trouble, Alex gets hog-tied and cock-eyed in the middle of a stark desert landscape. Starring Conan, Stu Blake, Velvet and Alex Austin.
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Another 45 Minutes of Bondage DVD
A sexy six pack of events directed by the infamous fetish photographer and international kinky dandy Rick Castro, with a hynotic heavy metal score by underground rocker Glen Meadmore and his latest band Navajo Sweatshirt. Here's how Rick himself describes each sequence : Orlando - My little contortionist bends and folds himself into some very unusual erotic positions : John Law - Put under house arrest, this hot man does his best to get out of his punishing bindings : Kip Jaffey - This tight bodied man with the devil in his eyes has a shower scene that's more suspenseful than Janet Leigh's and Anne Heche's combined! Is the water too cold?? No one can hear you scream when you're bound and duct-taped: Ralph Lower - A German tourist has a "happy" accident. Perhaps he should be put in traction, bondage style and made to be permanently immobile : Toledo Jones - This bronze biker babe has only one thing on his mind, tie me up Faster! Harder!! Tighter!!! Longer!!!! and make sure to leave plenty of rope marks : Carmilla Caliban Cock - A rubber clad alien roams the vast wasteland of a futuristic world looking for release. A cross between "The Man Who fell To Earth" and "Zabriski Point" if they pursued their fetishistick desires.
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weho clone gets the clamps
2020, Bondage dolls, mixed medium
400
crawling mummy
2020, Bondage dolls, mixed medium
400
black wax avenger
2020, Bondage dolls, mixed medium
400
blanched
2020, Bondage dolls, mixed medium
400
the towers of grauman's chinese theater
2009, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
tony ward in string bondage
1996, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
saddlebag
2015, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
lust/thirst
2019, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
new headharness
2019, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
leather mouth plug & undies
2019, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
love for death
2019, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
my red settee
2019, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
after the tea party
2019, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
closer
2019, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
the red settee
2019, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
the corner
2020, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
the dark corner
2020, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
in the corner
2020, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
post shower
2020, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
pre-shower
2020, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
whitesnake
2016, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
fredrick’s back
2014, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
fredrick’s back #2
2014, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
mephistopheles & slave
2010, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
the sentinel
2014, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
tattoo love god and son
1993, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
white stagg
2015, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300
le piédestal de gilles de rais
2007, archival digital photo, 8x11, edition of 13, numbered and signed on back
300

Artist Bio:

I’ve lived in Los Angeles my entire life. Over the years I've lectured at Mid-Summa festival Melbourne, AUS, GLBT festival, Sydney, AUS, Gay & Lesbian film festival, Austin, TX, NYU, UCLA, USBC and 18th St Arts Complex, Santa Monica. As a photographer I've created portraits for producer Alan Poul, pornstar Peter Berlin, Writer Gore Vidal, director Kenneth Anger, performance artist, Ron Athey, punk legend Alice Bag, actor Guillermo Diaz, model Tony Ward, fashion diva Michele Lamy, and the 14th Dalai Lama. I've created editorial photos for Christian Dior Homme, Cartier jewelry, and Rick Owens. My photography was included in Rick Owens: Inhuman Subhuman Superhuman- Triennale di Milano- 12/ 2017. My films are archived at UCLA Legacy Projects. Books and photographs archived by the Alfred Kinsey Institute, Ind, UCLA library, Westwood, Chicago Leather Museum, IL, One Institute, USC, Leslie/Lohman Museum, NYC, and Tom Of Finland Foundation, Echo Park. Two books published of my photography, Castro,(1990, DPR press) and 13 Years of Bondage, (2004, Fluxion Editions). From 2005- 2017 I founded and ran Antebellum Gallery Hollywood; dedicated to fetish as art. I was the 2014 recipient- artist lifetime achievement award- Tom of Finland foundation.I was featured in the historic first queer issue of Los Angeles Magazine, June 2019. I hosted weekly tea & art salons and monthly book club at the Tom of Finland Foundation, Echo Park; dedicated to the preservation of homoerotic art and literature. This all ended when the plague hit. Currently I’m creating virtual photo series.



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