Named for the proper way to hold a hypodermic needle, Bevel-Up Photography is about taking beautiful images that excite, challenge, arouse, and perhaps even terrify. The Bevel-Up philosophy is that all forms of erotic expression can be beautiful, and was born in part out of Wintersong's frustration at what he saw as a lack of attractive photos of anyone who wasn't a conventionally attractive young (usually white) woman, as well as few if any beautiful images of unusual or extreme kink play modalities. It is also the label under which Winter offers kink event and dance club photography, and has expanded to include sensual and erotic subject matter far beyond only focusing on play that involves sharp and pointy things.
Wintersong Tashlin has been deeply involved in the erotic and BDSM world for nearly a decade. In addition to his photography work, he is a nationally-traveled sexuality, kink, LGBTQ issues, and spirituality educator, as well as the former assistant producer for the BDSM event company Dark Odyssey. Winter's extensive workshop offerings cover a wide range of topics, including erotic & kink techniques, communication, trans/cis relationships, sexual health, disability, polyamory, edge play, and exploring unusual fetishes.
As a photographer in the alternative lifestyles world, Winter has shot everything from dungeon parties, to promotional material, burlesque and fire performances, workshops, rituals, and BDSM scenes. He also does one-on-one photo shoots for clients and/or his own artistic purposes. Winter was the photographer for the queer porn company Fruit Punch Productions, and his photography has been featured in the erotic arts magazine Salacious, as well as on CrashPad.com, and in several books on BDSM and spirituality.
Winter lives in Southern Maine in an apartment by the beach with his husband, with whom he is in a rather free-form polycule.