Barbara Nitke ‘American Ecstasy’

In the 1980s, at the dusk of the “Golden Age of Porn,” Barbara Nitke worked as a still photographer on over 300 New York porn movie sets over the course of a dozen years, during the Boogie Nights era of porn in New York. Her deeply intimate images were often shot between takes when the actor’s porn star masks were down, they reach far beyond the sex machine image of the industry to reveal the humanness of the actors. After losing her deal with HarperCollins Publishers and unsuccessfully searching for another publisher she started a Kickstarter campaign and raised over $30 000. The book is now available online through americanecstasybook.com. More images below. (NSFW) Read more...