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Come See the Silent, Sexless Interiors Used For Porn Shoots

For her ongoing The Armory series, San Francisco-based photographer Elizabeth Moran shoots inside the 200,000-square-foot San Francisco Armory, which was erected in 1912 on Mission Street. Her photos have nothing to do with the National Guard, nor the people who fought there when it was a boxing venue, nor the building's more recent past as a set of Star Wars. Instead, Moran is interested solely in what the facility is used for now: a production studio for Kink.com, a huge online purveyor of BDSM and fetish porn. According to Wired, she takes photos of the sets used for adult films, but only when they're devoid of people and utterly scrubbed of sex. The result? Rooms meant to look familiar, if a bit unsettling, like something is most certainly missing; it's unclear, though, what actually belongs in these fabricated, cartoonish, at times haunting interiors. "Private spaces are constructed for a public gaze and appear both familiar and strangely foreign," reads the series description. "Devoid of people, the spaces allude to an activity, but leave the viewer to imagine the scene." More very SFW photos, below.

"I like that you know something is off even though it feels familiar," Moran told Wired. "The bedroom kinda looks like my bedroom, the kitchen sorta looks my kitchen. It has a kind of off-putting normalcy."

· Porn Without the Porn: Sex-Free Photos Delve Into Fetish Fortress' Wacky Past [Wired via Gizmodo]
· All Artistry posts [Curbed National]