SBS1 Doco: Thinking XXX - 18 November, 10:05pm.

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    Acclaimed portrait photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders presents a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his book of adult film star portraits. In 2002, after 25 years photographing art-world personalities, celebrities and world leaders, Greenfield-Sanders tackled this new subject and the resulting book, XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits, features a cross-section of straight and gay actors, from porn legends to rising stars. (From the UK) (Documentary) (Rpt) MA (A,N,S) CC
     
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    Yep, just finished watching it.....very interesting. Nice, um, err, cameras....
     
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    Yeah. Not really a photography doco.
    I found it rather boring and the photography fairly mediocre. But that's just me.
     
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    It was nice, though, seeing that big camera being used. Yes, the doco was about porn stars, but I actually found some of their comments interesting - heck, they even started to sound like normal people, just doing a job.

    About the photography - I suppose you need to ask, what else can be done with a big camera like that in the studio?
     
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    Hoffy,
    Some of them were very interesting. I wonder what happened to Tera Patrick...

    I don't know, the lighting was bland IMO facial expressions etc... left a lot to be desired for me. However, I couldn't do any better. And it wasn't all about the face :smile:
    I have a book of Greenfield-Sanders, and I had the same reaction to the pictures in it, with the exception of 5 or so.
     
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    Yeah, you may have a point. It certainly was a case of standard portrait lighting.
     
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    Looking at his results, I never understood the big deal with TGS. They might be interesting people but they're certainly not interesting portraits. The porn thing seems a desperate attempt to get more attention and little more.