Photos: "The New Mechanical Sexual Revolution"

Photographer Timothy Archibald's portraits of garage-geek inventors -- and users -- of large-scale sex machines. The aesthetic of the images is not prurient; it's clinical, clean, and removed. That distance lends the images a compelling twist, given the topic at hand. I hatehatehate the site's 1.5MB gorilla Flash interface, which prevents my pasting some of the project notes for you to read here. But the images and the subject matter they detail (online communities that connect people who imagine, build, and use these machines) are fascinating. At left: "Scott at his kitchen table, Sex Machines Unlimited," which made me laugh out loud. Link (NSFW). (Thanks, alfie)