February 10, 2013

Lauren Crow - Let me entertain you

Another series from this young and talented photographer from San Francisco (previous one here). Here her statement about this project, better to read from her than from me "I have always had an interest in the business of sex workers. There is evidence of sex workers, or at least sexual services, being traded for goods dating back to Egyptian times. It has always been a taboo subject and profession that to this day, admitting you are an escort will generally cause shame to you/your family. I decided to put myself into the shoes, so to speak, of these women. I dressed up as a different identity each time and posed on anyone's couch who would let me AND for the first time ever, i let my process of shooting myself be watched. For a trade of using their couch, they got a show". The result could be pathetic it's great. The idea of the notebook in which these pictures are inserted, and the fact that her physics is not the usual and boring normative one, contribute to the success of the project. Her site here.

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