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Porn without People: A Photo Project by Elizabeth Moran

By Anthony Thurston on March 18th 2013

Photographer Elizabeth Moran has been working on an interesting project over the last year. She has been busy documenting porn, but not in the way you might expect. Moran’s project has been focusing on the sets of porn with no people present.

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The location of this project is the San Francisco Armory, which currently houses Kink.com the world’s largest producer of BDSM and Fetish Porn. What makes this such a unique look into the work of porn is that there are no people, just empty sets. Moran eventually hopes to turn the project into a book, though at this point that is a pipe dream.

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The Armory has an interesting history dating back to its original use in the 1920’s as a National Guard Armory. Since then it has been used as a Boxing venue, movie set (scenes from the original star wars trilogy were shot there), and now a building chalk full of porn actors and actresses doing their thing.

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My Thoughts

It’s certainly not the glamorous sets of some other porn companies, but then again what do you expect from a fetish porn giant? I found this to be quite interesting, especially the set that looks like it was left over from the star wars shoot. It definitely opened my eyes a little to the look of these porn sets from a different angle.

I mean let’s face it, its bad porn if you are focused on the set when the action is going on. But this project really lets you take a look at how these sets really are in their true light. They aren’t always pretty, but they get the job done.

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[via Wired]

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Very strange

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  2. Jason Boa

    Kind of weird really there is really nothing to link the images to porn at all . Missed the mark for me ?

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