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Fetish photographer talks about being paid to photograph escorts doing chemsex

Matt Spike is a professional fetish photographer from London. He was recently hired by a wealthy businessman to take photos of a group of escorts injecting themselves with chemsex drugs.

“Basically, a professional has come from another country and has hired one or more escorts, dressing them up in this fantasy gear,” Spike explains to Gay Star News. “And then he’s just happy to sit there and watch them inject themselves with crystal meth. I was brought along as a photographer.”

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The PnP party was held in a luxurious penthouse hotel suite in central London. When he arrived at the location, Spike says, “money, drugs and expensive fetish gear covered every surface.”

Things quickly got underway. Armed with his camera, Spike began taking photographs of the men while the businessman sat quietly in the corner watching it all unfold.

“When I was there, I asked the guy if he wouldn’t mind me taking a photo of him injecting. Which, he said was fine so long as he didn’t have his face in it,” Spike recalls.

Not surprisingly, a lot of people have taken issue with the photo series. But Spike is undeterred by his critics.

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“It’s important to capture some of the sexiness because that’s what attracts people to it,” he says. “After all, chemsex is about chasing the ultimate sexual high. And crystal meth does make you feel really horny, and people use it to enhance sex.”

He adds, “I could also turn around and say, if you see my series as sexy – maybe you need to re-examine your own priorities because watching people engage in something that could be very harmful, is, after all, not such a sexy image.”

Watch Spike discuss his experiences in the video below.