This photo is a grear illustration of bondage because, as you can see, the string around the woman is fairly thin and could be easily broken, therefore, her bondage is an illusion. This concept is best illustrated in the novel when an illusionist "traps" her audience by seemingly making the exits disappear, causing a panic. However, in truth, the viewers were never truly trapped, thus making their bondage only as resticting as they allowed it to be.
Glum facial expressions are a big part of the indie genre. Most images, like this one, have moody faces which add to the alternative feel of the image. I would like to take and use a picture like this on my magazine pages as a lot of focus is on the model and her expressions. This is a perfect example of something I would expect to see in an indie magazine