For a guy who photographs couples having sex, Ricardo Scipio gets particularly uncomfortable when the P word is mentioned.
Within minutes of speaking to the Courier, the 53-year-old photographer is quick to disassociate his vision with pornography. Instead, he uses terms such as joy, sex positive and celebration when referring to getting shots of couples getting hot.
Scipio is in the midst of a mounting a cross-Canada tour to take photos for the second instalment of his book, The Sex Goddess Project Book 2. He’s currently booking shoots in Vancouver and across the region before heading to the Maritimes this summer.
It’s his seventh jaunt across the country in the last six years, all the while documenting the deed.
“I’d spent my whole career trying to avoid doing anything sexual because I didn’t want my work compared to porn and I didn’t even want it compared to any sort of …