Portraits Of Tattooed Personalities In A Sex Convention

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Photographer Luis Mora captured interesting portraits of some of the notable faces of an annual sex convention in Toronto.

Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora

The Everything To Do With Sex Show of Canada takes off yearly in Toronto, Halifax, and Montreal with an event packed with everything you may or may not expect at a sex convention. From the usual discounted sex toys to latex fetish wear fashion show and blowjob workshops. There's even a booth where you can have your watered-down caesars as you watch some guy in a mask get his nipples zapped with a cattle prod. Hmmm, pretty charming if you ask us. The convention has been ongoing for a strong sixteen years now.

Photographer and VICE corresponder Luis Mora attends the notorious sex con this year and decided to take home a few snaps. But you know how all this goes, the way all conventions are documented—candid pap style which will give you pretty much a close view of every gen ad attendee. But Mora wants this one to be different from the ones he often shoots. He wanted to connect with both the stars of the event and the regular fans.

Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora

“Instead of digitally snapping away without asking permission, I documented the show using traditional portraiture,” writes Luis. “I wanted the portraits to seem intimate without being intrusive or explicit, compared to most of the photos you would see from such a sexually charged atmosphere.”

Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora

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The result was a pretty intimate yet frank photo series of event goers, enthusiasts, fans, and sex con stars alike.

Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora

In addition to their whips, chains, collars, latex, and whatnot, many of them have got tattoos and piercings that add up to their characters.

Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora
Photo by Luis Mora

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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