24 February 2015

Photographer Captures Intimate, Unguarded Portraits Of Porn Stars

Photographer Roger Kisby has shot a series of intimate portraits of porn stars in their unguarded moments.

Taken at the Adult Video News Awards last month, the images show them relaxing and letting their hair down, a far cry from their public personas.

Kisby’s first encounter with adult performers was at the same awards show last year, and he was taken with the energy and vibe from both the performers and fans. This time around, he had a better idea of the kind of pictures he wanted to capture.

“I wanted to do portraits of the performers, to do something that was authentic and honest that would strip away—no pun intended—their outer performer aspects and [get at] who they are,” he told Refinery29.

Kisby admitted it was challenging getting the porn stars to loosen up at first, but they eventually softened and let their natural selves emerge.

Scroll down to see some portraits and view the project here.

[via Refinery29, images via Roger Kisby]