It’s pretty much universally known that the only reason to become a photographer is to sleep with models. I interviewed a fashion pornographer photographer and asked how he makes his sleaze work for him. True to form, he only did the interview because he wants to sleep with me—so they do fuck norms. He also told me who’s gay, who’s gayer, and a little bit about his childhood.
Me- Do you try and sleep with the girls who are sent to you for test shoots?
X- There is a lot of sexual tension when you’re alone with a girl. I find that the sexual tension is what gives the photos an edge. As you’re shooting the tension builds, but it only reaches that special level if you’re not a fat, sleazy, old dude. I’m somewhere in between.
Me- Like Bruce Weber?
X-No one knows if Bruce is gay or straight. He’s played it well because no one knows what to expect, so the tension’s just always there between everyone always.
Me- Does the tension usually lead to something?
X- It often does, but once you have sex the edge is gone and all you’re left with are nice, silly portraits.
Me- So everyone’s doing it with everybody? If they tell their friends and too many people know does it start to look bad?
X- Honestly, a lot of girls feel pressured to do it so you could say it is expected. Ideally there’s a friendship and she doesn’t say anything and I don’t say anything…
Me- Are you more likely to rebook a girl after you’ve slept with her, or is it on to the next?
X- It’s usually on to the next, after the tension is gone there’s something missing. There are just so many girls coming from so many agencies; they keep them teeming in from Eastern Europe. I’m starting to flake out…are you naked?
Me- It isn’t about you anymore, it’s about the girls. Yes, I’m fingering my Brazilian’d pussy and as you tell me more info I’m nearer to climax.
X- Rebooking is a group effort involving casting directors, the fashion editor and the photographer all trying to cast the correct girl for the right look and feeling.
Me- Have u graduated past a certain point where you don’t shoot so close to your bedroom any longer?
X- I mainly work on bigger projects where there are more people involved and everyone wants the best out of the shoot, so decisions are made carefully.
Me- So you really can just have fun when you’re starting out?
X- Yes, but you have to be careful, you don’t want to go around being a dirty swine, kicking girls out. You have to be a gentleman at the same time; you know, a good person. You still get laid for being a nice person; you just need a denim shirt and an earring.
Me- Do you ever shoot for yourself?
X- I try to make every shoot I do now for myself. Photography is a very personal thing; you pour your soul into each shoot so your character fills the images.
Me- Do you do self-portraits?
X- Only when I’m lying in bed with a girl next to me.
Me- What’s the technique? Arm reach?
X- Long arm chin down, wide angle lens. About a 28mm at F8, no flash makes everyone look better.
Me- Tell me about your childhood.
X- My childhood was secure but I was a demanding, selfish, energetic child so there was a lot of tension in the home. I remember being naked a lot. Running around slamming into walls naked.
Me- What’s your birth order?
X- I’m second. I have one sister, one year older; I guess that’s why I have a more familiar rapport with women.
Me- Have you ever fucked anyone famous, like Lara Stone? Or are the famous ones all mothers who don’t need to fuck anymore?
X- I had sex with Madonna once when I was younger, in my dream. I woke up and had to change my pants.
Me- The older girls don’t fuck anymore, do they?
X- I prefer older ones; the young ones are usually just starfish. The old girls need it more than the young ones because they don’t get it at home anymore, their boyfriends or husbands are out doing it with the young ones again.
Me- What’s old? Like 26?
X- I don’t have a preference. I love women, all of them. I say old is around 40.
Me- Even for models?
X- I’m just looking at some of your photos, you’re really sexy. Models don’t really age—they are super human beings. They live to be like 1000 or something, all of them. When do you ever hear that a model has died of old age? Actors die, you hear about it all the time, but never models!
Me- You know Mert Alas?!?
X- Mert knows me.
Me- We have a gay friend in common, and you, so he must be gay.
X- Very gay, but photographs women like a horny young male photographer—he’s great.
Me- He’s incredible.
X- I’d let him photograph me. I wish I was gay; it would be so much easier and free. I fucking hate having a GF, such a pain in the ass.
X- So what else? We done?
Me- I think so…
X- Cool, would be great to be able to have sex now wouldn’t it?Tweet