Up Close & Personal: Wallpaper's Safe For Work Porn Portraits Reach A Thrilling Climax

Readers of the NY Times may remember artist Robbie Cooper's Immersion project - an update on Errol Morris' Interrotron - which captures the expressions of everyday people doing everyday things. For his latest installment, he's focusing on pornography and masturbation.

The installment, titled "Sex, Sighs And Videotape", appears in the upcoming "Sex Issue" of Wallpaper and captures the "come faces" of a group of men and women as they reach climax while viewing pornography. (Cooper's images* - and the accompanying video - include footage/stills of people talking about porn, looking straight to camera, intercut with them wanking to porn). The issue will be on stands on June 11, with supplementary material online at the same time. Above, a peek at one of those images, starring Lindsay, 22, a receptionist from Portland: she is looking - if you can call it that - at the lesbian/transgender porn website The Crash Pad.

*Full Disclosure: Cooper is an acquaintance of mine.

Related: Immersion [NY Times]