Lew Rubens (from Orlando, Florida) created the piece, and Peter Claver (from Toronto, Canada) was the phographer. This is another example of people from all over the world having fun with shibari and pushing the envelope on contemporary shibari art.
Why do people do shibari? For a very wide range of reasons. But trust, care, patience, skill, calm, surrender, and a sense of temporary, consensual binding are core tenets of it.