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A memoir in pictures and words of the twelve years I spent working as a still photographer on porn movie sets in New York in the 1980's
Created by

Barbara Nitke

407 backers pledged $32,268 to help bring this project to life.


Wow, I just hit the goal of $25,000!!!!!!

Thank you SO MUCH Bobby H for putting me over the top!!!

What a moment - I am thrilled beyond words.
Thank you all so much for helping to make American Ecstasy a reality at last!

I love you all,


    1. Creator Fred Kaplan on February 24, 2012


      No one has ever been so desrving!

    2. Creator valerie Shaff on February 17, 2012

      SO GREAT! One of the best parts of our new virtual world is that we can support those we believe in with a click! YOU SURE DESEREVE IT!

    3. Creator Stephanie Pereira on February 17, 2012

      Congrats, Barb!! So totally exciting to be along with you for this ride!

    4. Creator Kika Stayerman on February 17, 2012

      Wonderful!!!! So wonderful!

    5. Creator John Vogel on February 17, 2012

      Wonderful news.
      I've been waiting for this since you showed slides in DC, what 4 years ago?
      I'm so happy this will happen, you've certainly waited for it with great patience.


    6. Creator Cathy Brown on February 17, 2012

      Woohoo! Barb made her goal, with a week to spare. Thanks fellow supporters.

    7. Creator ladyjo on February 17, 2012

      Awesome!!! Congratulations!!

    8. Creator Fred Kaplan on February 17, 2012

      OMG, I'm so fucking happy for you! How bout you take a few of the extra bucks and take a vacation at ... I don't know, Coney Island!!! Barb, you worked your ass off and deserve this sooo much! Love, Fred

    9. Creator Clark jones on February 17, 2012

      Wow, Barbara..
      There's nothing more amazing then a dream realized.

    10. Creator Andrea E Wilson on February 16, 2012

      Yeah congrats xoxo

    11. Creator Michael P. Randazzo on February 16, 2012

      OMG Barbara I am so happy I am going to get a book. Ya!!!!!! You will have to mail it to Florida, don't know where exactly but yea that's where I will be. Woo Hoo Good for you.

    12. Creator Elizabeth Stewart (deleted) on February 16, 2012

      Wow! Congrats! Will proudly place my autographed copy of American Ecstasy on the shelf next to Kiss of Fire!

    13. Creator John D Fox III on February 16, 2012

      That's 'cause you're the Real Deal, Barbara ! Congrats !

      - J.D. Fox III