Porn, travels and some other things I did during a gap year
In June 2011 I quitted my job in Spain's top digital agency and started a sabbatical gap year. I was about to turn 30 and I wanted to push myself far from my comfort zone.
After travelling around the world for five months, I decided to approach award-winning feminist porn film-maker Erika Lust to suggest her a collaboration.
I wanted to explore a more experimental narrative in the always-reluctant-to-changes porn industry. So I teamed up with Erika's production house Lust Films and together we started prospecting potential partners for our experiment.
We failed. Perhaps the idea wasn't as good as we thought. Perhaps the market wasn't ready yet. Who knows.
Since my sabbatical was about to end, I moved on and started freelancing but only few months later, Erika asked me to provide strategic advise on her new release, which was in a way an evolution of an experiment we came up with: A crowd-sourced porn project called X-Confessions, which has been highly recognised by the industry and is still online 5 years after.
I'm sure this gap year won't be my last. Stefan Sagmeister's are once every 7 years, but to me when the next will happen and what it will be about still remains a mystery.
I'm open to suggestions, though.