NSFW: Behind the Scene Porn Shows Us a Different Light

Riding School, Wales (2011) Riding School, Wales (2011)

Sophie Ebrard, a french-born Amsterdam-based photographer, captured beautifully behind the scene of several porn titles.

The series titled, It’s Just Love, allows viewers to travel precariously through actors and actresses’ lives – often capturing unguarded moments behind the films some of us watch religiously every night.

For the past four years, Sophie followed the director to his sets around the world, in search for love and beauty in an industry that is typically plagued by taboos and prejudices.

The Creator projects had the chance to conduct interview with her.

Wasted, Los Angeles (2011)
Wasted, Los Angeles (2011)

How was your first time on a porn set?

The first time I was on set a guy came up to me saying, “You’re really lucky because tomorrow you’re going to see a DP.” And I’m thinking, surely there must be a Director of Photography at the set right now: we’re filming. It took me about half an hour to realize he meant “double penetration.”

Riding School, Wales (2011)
Riding School, Wales (2011)

The object of your series is to try to humanize porn actors and their industry. Why do you feel that’s important in today’s world?

What really struck me was how normal these actors actually were. They’re just normal people doing their job.

A lot of people have very strong opinions about the porn industry, like [that] it’s a form of modern slavery, but for the girls and guys that I’ve met, it was just their professions. They are happy to be there.

Is porn still arousing when you see it live?

It is when actors are enjoying it…But I have also witnessed a scene in Barcelona that was crazy and you could tell that the three of them were really into it. When all the takes and photos were done we really had to be like: “Okay guys, you can stop now, we got it.”

The Cult, Barcelona (2012)
The Cult, Barcelona (2012). All images courtesy of the photographer.

It’s Just Love is on display from September 16 – 20 in Sophie Ebrard’s home on the Nassaukade 15 in Amsterdam. Visit UNSEEN Festival’s website for more info.

Highland Fling, Scotland (2012)
Highland Fling, Scotland (2012)

Read the complete interview at the Source


 

Porn is the only movie genre when you know exactly what is going to happen yet you still watch it.