The act of sex is universal, but when it comes to the art of presenting sex, that my friend is comes differently the world over. Play a typical Japanese porn video next to an American one and the differences are obvious. The same can be said with porn that comes from the UK. Sure, it’s not as black and white as that, with categories and styles that definitely look the same no matter where the scene was shot, but more or less, the production, approach, economy and local industry differs from country to country. And if you were ever interested–for whatever reason–in what goes on behind the camera in UK porn sets, then you’ve clicked on the right feature.

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Starting back in 2010, Thomas Grant was a porn set photographer (while also working less… sex-related jobs), where he spent four years documenting all the beauty and mess that comes with the industry. Thanks to a Vice interview, we’re able to hear Grant’s side of what goes on, and better still, we get to see it all through his imagery, that are far from your point-and-shoot style documentation; his images are in fact an incredibly tasteful and artistic take on the British porn industry. Have a look through the images above, then head here to read the full interview, as well as checking out more of Thomas Grant’s work here.