Filmmaker and photographer Nick Twin is responsible for some of The Life Erotic's most atmospheric, exciting and downright kinky movies of recent years, with a talent for putting beautiful girls such as Solana, Nasty S and Milla in highly arousing situations. He’s partial to using edgy props such as buttplugs and handcuffs without losing the essential sweetness of his models, and also encourages them to experiment with more unusual toys – Etna masturbating with a cigar tube is one particularly memorable example! Here’s a chance to learn more about this interesting artist…
Nick, Where are you from?
NT: I'm from Eastern Europe.
What is your background in photography and film?
NT: Eight years ago I first used a camera and haven’t been parted from it ever since.
How long have you been creating erotic photographs and movies, and what inspired you to start?
NT: Four years. Beautiful ladies always inspire me! I thought about it a lot and I wasn’t sure if I was able to do it. One model really helped me – I can’t recall her professional name, but she’s a MetArt model. She taught me a lot and I’m thankful to her for that.
Are you influenced by mainstream art and film?
NT: Yes, I try to find inspiration in everything and always look at everything through my ‘working eye.’ Usually when I watch a movie or series, I notice everything: lighting, production, and so on. And I make a note of it! The work of other TLE producers inspires me, especially Paul Black, I really like his work.
You have been shooting for TLE since the end of 2013 – how do you think your style has evolved since then?
NT: I try to work like a good IT company, always updating and modernizing my product. Probably the overall style of my shoots hasn’t changed, but I do slowly modify it. I already know now what my next steps are going to be.
Do you like shooting the more kinky scenarios that TLE is moving towards?
NT: Yes, for sure.
Do you prefer studio or location shoots?
NT: I don’t mind either. It’s not that important to me. Of course it’s more comfortable to shoot in the studio or an apartment, but fresh air is also nice.
Is there a photoset or video that you are particularly proud of?
NT: I don't think so, it’s hard to answer that.
Do you prefer shooting movies or photographs?
NT: Shooting movies. But photography is a basic skill for any filmmaker.
Is there a model that inspires you the most?
NT: Yes, and there are many of them. I can’t tell you their model names... I don’t want them to know!!! But overall, I get inspired when a model is taking the photoshoot seriously and responsibly. And of course she should be enjoying the process.
Do you plan your shoots in great detail, or see how it evolves on the day? Is it influenced by the model’s performance?
NT: I plan my shoots long before they happen. We choose the clothes, props, location, and I have to communicate with the model. It’s important that she understands her role and that the process is seamless. Sometimes models themselves give me ideas, for example the movie “Sex Kitten” starring Solana was her idea.
What are your ambitions for your work with TLE?
NT: I’m an ambitious person, but ambitions are nothing without work. That’s why I focus on my work a lot.
What do you hope the viewers get from your movies and photos?
NT: There is a belief that an erotic channel is the best channel, because there is no violence or murders, there is no bad news about wars or about the financial crisis. Here everyone loves each other, and enjoys each other’s company and showing their beautiful bodies. What can be better? I hope that all The Life Erotic movies and photo shoots help the viewers to unwind and to enjoy the world of erotica.