Robby likes to be called puppy – Puppy Noah. He is the submissive type and likes to get wild with his friend Dominant Raymond. They started experimenting at Raymond’s flat in Purmerend a couple of years ago. BDSM is more than a sexual thing, it is both physical and psychological, it is about your body being tied up and turning pain into total surrender, it is about losing and keeping control.
In November 2018 I had the chance to photograph Puppy Noah. Working on this project, and this subject that I usually do not encounter, I too had to surrender as it were. As a photographer I usually determine what I show in my images. Witnessing this acceptance of loss of control inspires me and shows how through letting go you can be present in the now.