The photography project “Arty Porn Faces” is an examination of the various emotions women exhibit during erotic and pornographic films. Its is based on the principle of “found footage” similar to the approach used by Michael Wolf in his series “Street View Manhattan”.
A fast and efficient workflow has been used for “Arty Porn Faces”. The photographs were recorded on a mobile phone by pausing the various source files. Utilising mobile phone applications these images then underwent postprocessing. Finally, the blogging platform “Tumblr” was chosen to post daily updates of the project’s progress.
The aim was to capture fleeting moments, glances, gazes, looks, and so forth of the actresses during the various scenes depicted on-screen. The photographed emotions suggest that they merely exist on monitors. However, through this collection of faces a sense of universal feelings floats towards the surface. Pleasure, shame, fulfillment, pain, lust and more mingle and create a stream of consciousness in an ever-expanding series.