Nikki Nefarious is an internationally published photographer, bondage artist, performer, and fetishist for all seasons. Her photography brand, Altered Aperture, has become a hallmark for her original styling and has gained momentum throughout the fetish community. She is a professional bondage artist, the exclusive US educator for the UK-based Shibari School, and founder of the Bondage Certification. Hailing from the Southeast, but with a uniquely global outlook, Nikki prides herself on her ability to find the art and beauty in kink and vice versa. Her photography celebrates not only moments in time, but a distinctive set of individual ideas, ideals, and attitudes that are often overlooked or, perhaps worse, marginalized. Through her work she seeks to express her own innate creativity, sexuality, complexity, and, yes, nerdiness without regard to its relative shock value or banality. While some live to create and others create to live, Nikki simply prefers to see the one as an integral part of the other, wholly interconnected and utterly inseparable. Aside from her Guest Rigging Gallery, you may have seen her work in Hustler Taboo Magazine, Skin Two Magazine, Tabu Tattoo Magazine, Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing, V2 Magazine, BME, and various books and publications. Nikki has traveled extensively as an event photographer for various fetish and adult industry events, including Purgatory, Adult Entertainment Expo, Skin Two, Exotic Erotic Ball, and much more.