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Interview with photographer Philip Toledano

February 10 2009
16:26

Most of the commercial process today takes blind: online shopping in London, and tech support - in Bangalore. We think that at the other end of the transaction is also in person, but it may well be a machine. Increasingly, we think things are very much at odds with reality. One of the most vivid examples - "phone sex" - a process very intimate, but based only on illusions.

Gallery: The Whole Truth about the operators phone sex


The Book of Phillip Toledano's "Phone Sex" takes its readers into the boudoir of the operators of companies offering similar services. Investigation of a New York photographer provides an opportunity not only to see "the true face of votes, but also to hear the story of each of these people. History that led them into such an unusual business. An interview with one of the most unusual contemporary photographers:

As originally started this series of photos?

I thought about those things in our society is supposed to mean, but actually remain hidden.

There were surprises in the process?

A large number of these people really love their work on a number of reasons: a sense that they help people, opening a new qualities, whether sexual or otherwise sense, the ability to leave at any moment. Besides all these people have absolutely extraordinary imagination and intuition - both these qualities are absolutely essential to this work. In addition, phone sex operators are from all walks of life.

And how they react to your "intrusion" into their "rooms" (which are often their own home)?

They did not have this much trouble. In addition, prior to our meeting, we corresponded for several weeks via e-mail, so I was not for them an absolute stranger. I was not opposed to the shooting attended someone else, and this allowed them to feel more comfortable.

There are plans to shoot those on the other side of the wire - who calls the service "phone sex"?

No, this thread, I totally worked.

And what do you do now?

Two of the project. One of them, installation and has nothing to do with photography. It is called "America. Gift Shop ", its main idea - to show the American foreign policy as a gift shop. The second project - my personal, about my father, who is now 98 years old. Trying to capture as much as possible until the Pope is alive.

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