The most arousing think about This Voyeurs Life project is the feeling of intimacy. Usually the rush in being a voyeur is in being taboo – the observer of something that is private and not meant to be seen by prying eyes. But these erotic photo sets and short films are something else entirely … for me, they don’t so much inspire this naughty feeling of an outsider looking in, but rather that I am part of this couple’s experience.
In most pornos, you want to identify as one character or the other (or both!) – fantasizing about receiving that pleasure, trying that sex move, or what it would be like to fuck that person. But, as I said, This Voyeurs Life is different. I feel like I’m there, just entering the room, and poised to get involved myself. The subjects don’t feel unreachable, they seem to be just within my grasp: I could brush her hair back, I could kiss him, I can practically feel their hands running over my skin. It’s a truly intimate experience of visual erotica.
On the website, erotic filmmaker and creator of this project, Joe Wehner, is still in the process of adding more information and portraits of these gorgeous men and women… and I’m waiting at the edge of my seat! Working out of locations in New York City - mostly in the subject’s own homes – definitely adds to this sense of observing their intimacy in a natural setting. I’m excited to see if this could be a beautiful new genre (already growing thanks to creative amateur couples on Tumblr) of filming intimate, loving sex between amateurs at home.
Do you watch this “homemade by couples” kind of porn? Do you have a favorite site? How do you think this art project compares? Tell me your thoughts in the comments!