After the huge success of his first photo project where he captured people before and after drinking one, two and three glasses of wine, Marcos Alberti is back with a new photo series, which aims to break down the barriers of female sexual joy. Marcos has captured the facial expressions of more than 20 women having orgasms. Together with sexual wellbeing brand, Smile Makers, he’s presented female sexuality as it’s never been seen before (by you, anyway. Burn). The photo series has been dubbed ‘The O Project’, and sees a number of women being photographed before, during and after reaching orgasm. The photos unveil the slow, or in some cases, rapid progression of each woman’s facial changes as she reaches and finishes orgasm.
To achieve orgasm, the models used personal massagers – though the project was kept tasteful as everything below the waist was hidden from view – even from the photographer. To create a diverse set of photos, Marcos used women of all ethnicities and nationalities, with some models more sexually liberal countries such as the USA and France, as well as women from more conservative communities such as China and Singapore.
Marcos did this in hopes his series would hold one powerful underlying message: that all women deserve to be in control of their sexuality, no matter their background. He wanted his audience to see that women should be free to be empowered by – and have a little fun with – their sexuality. Commenting on the project, Fan Yang, Global Brand Manager of Smile Makers said: ‘Female sexuality is more often shrouded in shame and secrecy. ‘Our partnership with Marcos allowed us to create this series to upend that social stigma around female sexuality, and encourage the normalization of female pleasure.’
Both Marcos and Fan are hoping the project will shed bring up the topic of women’s sexual rights in a positive, lighthearted way. The most praise for the project has come from the women in the photographs. ‘All the women who modelled were in awe of their photos, especially the final shot where they were glowing and radiant’, explained Fan.
‘That final shot, of a strong female grinning into the camera, is exactly what we want people to see. We hope that everyone viewing this project will feel more confident about their bodies and sexuality. All it takes is one smile at a time.’ As for Marcos, he hopes the project will be liberating for all women afraid to explore their sexual needs.
He said: ‘I love that we were able to speak so frankly with these women about sex and pleasure. ‘When you approach the taboo topic of sex through the lens of humor, people start to open up and share opinions more freely, which can lead to a monumental change in people’s mentality.’
(Picture: Marcos Alberti/Cover Images) by metro