Back in 2009 Lady Gaga did a Japanese bondage shoot with photographer Nobuyoshi Araki for Vogue Nippon. The spread that eventually ended up in the magazine was racy but lacked the juice that these Polaroid outtakes have.
Araki is known for his use of the classic Japanese bondage techniques called kinbaku, the art of Japanese rope tying (you can click on the above photo for exposed Gaga tatas). Mother Monster is never one to hold back and she certainly was fierce, provocative and sexy for this shoot. Here’s another fantastic outtake:
If you’re interested in seeing how the final product turned out there are some images from that issue of Vogue Nippon here. Araki is a prolific artist having produced over 350 books by 2005. One of these books was a gallery of photos taken of his wife called Sentimental Journey. Sadly his wife passed away in 1990. Cult fashion innovator Björk is a long-time fan and had Araki photograph the cover and inner sleeve pages of her 1997 remix album, Telegram.
Here’s another sultry photo of Lady Gaga in bondage:
This really is amazing work. Araki was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008 but has undergone surgery which successfully removed the tumor. Here are a couple of additional outtakes from the killer combo of Gaga and Araki:
You can click on any of the images for a full page view. Please remember that the top image contains nudity.