Hidden Pleasures

CompanyFilipe Matos
PhotographerFilipe Matos
Prize3rd Place in People / Lifestyle
Entry Description

I had an oportunity to photograph the bondage life in Portugal. It's a peculiar ambience since it's a secret and intimist enviroment where people look forward to find a different kind of pleasures. They explpore their limits, fears and sometimes their self confidence as means to achieve the ultimate pleasure. With the release of the books of the 50 Shades of Grey, poeple started to talk more about this theme but few admit that they like and practice it. It's a hidden pleasure because there's still a lot of dicrimination arround it at least in Portugal.

Story

I had an oportunity to photograph the bondage life in Portugal. It's a peculiar ambience since it's a secret and intimist enviroment where people look forward to find a different kind of pleasures. They explpore their limits, fears and sometimes their self confidence as means to achieve the ultimate pleasure. With the release of the books of the 50 Shades of Grey, poeple started to talk more about this theme but few admit that they like and practice it. It's a hidden pleasure because there's still a lot of dicrimination arround it at least in Portugal.

About Photographer

I am Filipe Matos, I was born in the 20th September, 1981 in Madeira Island, Portugal. I have this interest for photography since I was very young due to my father's occupation in the army, he was a military photographer during the war between Portugal and Angola in the 70's. I have interest for photo journalism and events. Now I am finishing the degree in Photography in Instituto Politecnico de Tomar, Portugal