Barbara Nitkis Behind-The-Scenes-Shots of Porn from the 80s

Barbara Nitki war Fotografin an den Sets von Pornos der 80er und will jetzt einen Bildband der Behind the Scenes-Shots rausbringen. Den lässt sich sich per Kickstarter finanzieren. Die Aufnahme von Nina Hartley (rechts), die während des Essens Regieanweisungen bekommt, ist sensationell und der Rest ist auch schön, natürlich NSFW alles. Die Bilder gibt's auch auf ihrer Website. Schickes Ding!

It’s hard to imagine now, but in 1982 when I started working on porn movies, we shot real 35mm film on big movie cameras. Home video cassette players had barely been invented. There were no DVD’s, no home computers, no Internet. People went out to downtown movie theaters and watched sex movies on the silver screen. Our shoots lasted anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks, with a crew of at least twenty people. We all put a lot of care into the script, the acting, the lighting, sound, editing – all the aspects of real movie-making. It was the Golden Age of Porn, and I was thrilled to be a part of it.

American Ecstasy is my memoir of those roller coaster days. I shot the pictures in this book while working as a stills person on 300 hardcore porn shoots in New York over the course of twelve years. My images reveal the contradictions inherent in the business – great beauty, tinged with sadness, punctuated by surreal silliness. I loved ironic moments when, in the middle of an orgy, they’d have to cut to put more film in the camera. Everybody would yawn and look at their watch, hoping against hope there would be something decent for lunch.

For people who might remember some of the stars of those days, the book includes Ron Jeremy, Vanessa del Rio, Nina Hartley, Sharon Mitchell, Sharon Kane, Siobhan Hunter, Jeanna Fine, Damian Cashmere, Tasha Voux, and many more. Directors include Henri Pachard, Candida Royalle, Lasse Braun and others.

American Ecstasy Photo Book (via Animal NY)