This November marks the 15th anniversary of this site. It’s incredible that something I started as a John Willie tribute site in 2000 turned into a bondage paysite just a few months later, and has been running as such ever since.
I remember when Dave Simpson suggested I turn my site into a paysite, when I was at his place with some of my female friends who were modelling for him. But where would I find the models, I innocently asked? Well, start with your friends, he said, those who like a bit of bondage fun. Well, that turned out to be a fair few. And as of this writing, I’ve worked with 94 beautiful models, some amateur, some professional, all fantastic.
Back when I started, the site looked quite different. Thanks to the awesome Wayback Machine, we can peek back. Here are some screenshots from the various looks through time.
Throughout the years my equipment has changed a lot, and with it the quality of the photography, and later the videos. Early photos were all shot on film, developed, and scanned. Eventually I moved to digital, but it took two or three camera models before we arrived at the sharpness and detail of my later photos. One thing hasn’t changed though: every singly picture on Limited Audience is hand cropped, edited, colour corrected, and graded. And there have been an awful lot of photos.
On this journey I’ve met amazing people. I’ve worked with nearly 100 models, most of whom many times. One of whom I married.
There certainly have been obstacles, in the form of vague or senseless rules and regulations, heavily handed down by credit card companies or ill-informed governments, but we’ve withstood all of those so far. Our billing agent, Verotel, has been great ever since we switched to them all those years ago; their support friendly and knowledgable. Our hosting company has helped me battle through myriad server attacks.
What will the future hold for Limited Audience? It’s hard to say. The site has ever been a labour of love, and not my main business. Nevertheless, I have to make enough money to pay the models, the hosting, the accountant, and every once in a while a new piece of equipment. That’s getting harder as subscriptions are going down. Many current consumers are used to tube sites, where they can get content for free – albeit content that is often pirated. The rise of the tube sites has been terrible for business – producers and models alike.
Traditionally, the adult industry had been at the forefront of business models. In recent times however, it seems like that innovation has stagnated. As income shrinks, experimentation is jettisoned first, after all.
If you like what Limited Audience has done for the last 15 years, and would like it to continue, please consider buying a subscription. As long as I can pay the bills, I’ll keep the lights on, and who knows, maybe we’ll make it to 20 years?