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The photographer who sat in on porn shoots to unveil their hidden beauty

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07 Julio 2017 08:57

Photographer Sophie Ebrard shows us the intimate side of pornographic cinema

When Sophie Ebrard discovered the aesthetics of pornographic cinema, she couldn’t have imagined that this would become a taboo source of beauty.

The photographer has produced a series in which she portrays the intimacy of the actors while they’re on set.

The artist’s project is titled It’s just love and is replete with images that dig beneath the surface, showing us the actors and actresses’ true selves, both on the outside and the inside.

Because Sophie Ebrard is not only interested in showing the porn stars’ voluptuous bodies, but also their attitudes and auras.

The idea emerged from the photographer’s interest in exploring the nude, when she stumbled upon the work of Gazzman, a porn director known for his film’s unusual aesthetics.

Sophie was so intensely affected by these films that she soon saw how pornographic cinema could be the perfect subject for presenting nude bodies in her work.

And, according to the photographer, she did so without ever having seen a single film of this genre.

It's just love consists of 23 photographs, a short film and a selection of music, and has been put together over four years, during which time the artist sat in on many of Gazzman’s film shoots.

Although the series has been presented for the Unseen Amsterdam festival, the exhibition space is actually none other than the home of the photographer herself.

Through the exhibition, the artist, whose photography is as eclectic and full of life as she is, hopes to expose viewers to the duality of our intimate sensations and desperate search for approval.

'The beauty in pornographic cinema'

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