Anthony Duran – meet the man behind the camera
We caught up with Anthony Duran to talk photography, porn, and plans for the future.
Was being a photographer and director of porn something you always aspired to do?
I knew from my junior year of high school that I wanted to be a photographer – I assisted many fashion photographer right out of college. I thought I would end up in fashion.
I met a porn photographer by the name of Jeff Burton at a party in Hollywood and started assisting him. I inherited his
job when he left the studio we were working for.
In a rapidly evolving distribution landscape for porn, you’ve established your own studios with Nasty Daddy and Gentlemen’s Closet. Is there still a place in the market for studio porn with high production values?
I think there will always be a market for studios who put time into casting and production. It’s much nicer to look at hot guys that look good rather than skanky guys in bad light – although, there is also a market for that. I don’t think anyone wants to watch condom sex, even if it looks good.
What’s the creative process when you’re planning and filming a porn scene?
I can only speak for myself, but it depends on the studio. With Nasty Daddy, we like masculine sets – work-shops, garages, and gyms. We feel the setting is the story or the fantasy. For Gentlemen’s Closet, it’s more thought out because
it’s more about dressing the model and what we put on their feet.
Models never want to rehearse, that’s what’s made me a good director. I can come up with crazy sex positions on the day of the shoot.
Models come to us many different ways – agents, Twitter, or word-of-mouth.
If someone was considering giving porn a try, what advice or guidance would you give them?
Most guys I know have a good time with it. My advice is that it should never be a full-time job, unless you’re willing to put a lot of time into it. Marketing yourself is important, as well as taking care of your mind and body. Do what you
like and it will never seem like work.
Can we talk underwear?
I have to wear briefs all the time – I need the support!
On other guys, I prefer jockstraps – they’re a big turn-on.
What are some of your goals and aspirations for the months ahead?
Goals for me are always staying fit, healthy, and hanging with friends. Other goals are to keep up with production and discovering new talent. I also want to travel more.