About the Book
Previously only available on the web the images of Joseph W. Carey are collected here for the first time in print. Ranging from artistic rope bondage images to fine art nudes with everything in between these images all share a common "look" that can only be described as The Stark-Arts.
For more information and updated work please vistit www.stark-arts.com
over 80 pages with over 100 images
Born in 1972 I came to photography late. I had always taken pictures but didn't become a photographer until 2001 when I was hurt at the World Trade Center. Becoming more focused and more interested in capturing the essence of human beings in various states I began my portfolio. Starting with more traditional portraits I began to hone what would become the Stark-Arts style. During the spring of 2006 I literally learned the ropes from Brent Scott AKA PD (of Insex, Hardtied.com, and Infernal Restraints - check them out). I then decided it was time to mix my personal passions with my art and began to try to artfully explore the world of bdsm/fetish. Striving to find a happy mixture between the outrageous and the sublime while and always trying to treat his subjects as people rather than some fantasy I like to think that I managed to create portraits of strength in submission and tenderness in dominance. The resulting images are collected both in my book and on my site. thanks as always JC