a pornographer for 12 years. I shoot/produce and perform in adult movies. AMA NWS
Update: I am shooting all weekend. I won't be able to respond as much during the day, but will checking in at night.
UPDATED PICS - Shot these on set today showing some love just for Reddit
Lexi Belle: http://i.imgur.com/cSwDZ.jpg
Lexi Belle: http://i.imgur.com/G4HAv.jpg
Lexi Belle: http://i.imgur.com/WiTgH.jpg
Lexi Belle: http://i.imgur.com/uH2MN.jpg
Lexi Belle: http://i.imgur.com/NpBHv.jpg
Hi everyone. First let me introduce myself. My name is Kevin Moore and for roughly 12 years I have created adult movies for a living.
I am going to be very honest with you all, this is my first post on reddit, so go easy on me.
I am not exactly sure the best way to prove who I say I am, but here is some background links.
portfolio site (outdated): www.kevinmooreonline.com (NSFW)
Here is a screenshot of my twitter feed saying hello to Reddit: http://i.imgur.com/jVx89.jpg
Note: My twitter is set to private due to both Vice and LAPD using twitter to located adult shoots that do not have film permits.
Some photos of me (NSFW):
Keri Sable & I: http://i.imgur.com/WsUXH.jpg
Rebeca Linares: http://i.imgur.com/dt9ln.jpg
Adjusting Jenny Hendrix: http://i.imgur.com/m9szV.jpg
Me with John Stagliano, John Leslie and Joey Silvera: http://i.imgur.com/naf4P.jpg
With Brianna Love and Belladonna: http://i.imgur.com/YiDah.jpg
Me with Lexi Belle: http://i.imgur.com/fpIOW.jpg
What exactly do I do? I shoot both stills and video, as well as edit for a living. I have also performed in many scenes. I am lucky enough to now be an Evil Angel director and be part of that upper tier.
What is your background? I am 40 years old and did not make the plunge full time into doing this until 2000. Prior to that I grew up in Western Massachusetts. I was a UNIX SysAdmin for the UMASS campus in Amherst, where I was very active in the 90's running a series of Quake Servers and Counter Strike Servers called Yoda's Barn. I was also active on the SomethingAwful Forums (username: darkpriest) and the Offtopic Forums (username: dv8). Though my life is fairly hectic now, I will always be very much into and a fan of video games.
Somewhat ironically this earlier comment on Reddit references a thread I have done on SA talking about my time in the industry: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/di6sy/as_requested_i_used_to_shoot_porn_ama/c10ee59
How exactly did you get into this? I can partially thank Mitt Romey. Somewhat long story, but let me explain... I used to work an adult shop when I was 18 and always had an interest in porn and sex. That began my first insight into the industry from a video stores perspective. I learned a little bit about the business, however it wasn't until the mid 90's that I began really pursing it. I was very lucky to be at a major college (UMASS) right when the Internet was really starting to blossom. I jumped head first into it and when a company called iBill began allowing third party processing for credit card payments, I tried to start an amateur adult site around my girlfriend at the time. I did this out of my dorm room.
I eventually moved into a full time career at UMASS working as a junior SysAdmin, but on the side still ran my amateur sites. I also began attending CES and would slip away to the adult section and try to make inroads to people there from all the various companies that produce adult movies. I also began shooting female performers while they were on tour at strip clubs in the New England area. I would shoot photos of them at the club for various little magazines like Xcitement or whomever would buy them.
Mitt Romney became the Governor of Massachusetts and he gut funding to public education. Since UMASS was a state school, it had major budget cuts. In order to save people from layoffs, the union worked out a deal where employees could take a voluntary layoff, which included a small package to take care of you. I knew that my life was at a crossroads. I could stay at Umass and weather the storm or I could take a huge risk and due the voluntary layoff, use that money to relocate to LA and pursue shooting adult full time. I chose the layoff and moved to LA.
My initial time in LA was at first very rough. Luckily I had made some good contacts by this point, but it is an expensive city to live in. I had gotten a gig at the trade publication for the adult industry (AVN) doing photos of events, tradeshows and performers on tour. I had a chance meeting with Joey Silvera, who is somewhat an icon in the industry. He was a long time performer in the 70's and 80's. He was now a producer/director at Evil Angel. Joey and I kind of hit it off. His assistant the time quit and he needed another assistant. He asked me if I wanted to do it and I started working for him. That really began the day to day shooting and working in the trenches.
I learned so much from Joey and I spent many years working for him. From Joey I met John Leslie and Rocco Siffredi and John Stagliano and began working at times for all of them. Eventually, after many years of working under them, I began to branch out on my own. I started shooting stills and movies for a wide variety of companies and the rest they say is history. Eventually I was offered by John Stagliano the chance to direct at Evil Angel and now I do that, while also producing content for other companies. My list of credits include: Evil Angel, Hustler, Jules Jordan, Brazzers, Smash, Pink Visual, Reality Junkies, Sweetheart Video, Sweetsinner Video and the list goes on.
What do you shoot with? For photos I used to be a Nikon guy, do or die. However, when I first saw the Canon MarkII I realized that this might change things. It was a small financial burden, but I dropped all my Nikon gear and glass and reinvested in all Canon gear. I was using the MarkII heavily, but now use two MarkIII's and recently picked up the 1DX. I shoot both stills and video with these cameras. I no longer use video cameras. Prior to shooting with the DSLR's, I was using a solid state Sony EX3 camera. It is still a great video camera, but the quality you can get out of the current DSLR's is amazing. I use a wide variety of after market products to make shooting easier with DSRL's.
Why do you do this? That is a complicated question and if I were to get insightful I am sure it has to do somewhat with my upbringing and also my outlook. I was raised in a very serious irish catholic household. Sex was a massive taboo, however I never viewed girls as "icky" even at a very young age. The problem was that for a long time I couldn't come to terms with the way I was raised versus how I felt. It caused me incredible internal conflict and as Alec Baldwin once put it, being irish catholic is guilt upon crushing guilt.
What I now know as an adult is that I feel very strongly that adults should be allowed to express themselves sexually with other consenting adults. Repression is a terrible thing. Porn to me is escapism entertainment. It is like people watching "professional" wrestling. Everyone knows its fake, yet people still love it Just like horror movies and other forms of entertainment it allows people to escape the stress of their life and for 15 minutes live out some sexual fantasy they probably will never experience. Sex isn't always rainbows and butterflies. Sometimes we use it to explore our own turmoil. I fully understand that it is not for everyone and not everyone views it the same as I.
I realize this might have been extremely long, I appreciate you taking the time to read it and would love to answer any and all questions.
Some links of my work. The following is NWS.
My August Movie: http://i.imgur.com/SIVgr.jpg
My spandex/leggings series: http://i.imgur.com/VOnrp.jpg
Gia Dimarco: http://i.imgur.com/sc2BD.jpg
Riley Reid: http://i.imgur.com/4X9Is.jpg
Shoot I did for Walking Dead: http://i.imgur.com/SJWj2.jpg
Link to my Evil Angel trailers: http://evilangelvideo.com/director/Kevin_Moore/titles