Aline Aronsky Photography

Art of Submission

Art of Submission explores the insanity and profanity of a sex dungeon in central London. This close-knit group of friends and lovers invited me to capture the connections between dominants and submissives.


The core pillars of BDSM stand for bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism. Many BDSM practitioners are either dominant or submissive (d/s), although some switch or subscribe to neither. D/S presents itself in many forms including impact, service acts, or bondage. I am particularly interested in how submission is used as a path to expression, self-acceptance and pleasure.

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