Vice Magazine has an interview with photographer Barbara Nitke, and it’s a fascinating read. I became familiar with Nitke in recent years because of her work documenting the BDSM scene. However her career photographing sex began long before that, working on the sets of porn shoots taking still photographs. Rather than simply taking stills of the action as a set photographer, Nitke set about capturing the nitty gritty behind the scenes moments, and along the way captured the humanness of the performers. Here Nitke talks about both her recent work on the SM scene, and her current efforts to see her early work on the set of porn shoots published as the art book American Ecstasy.