'Gentlemans Club' is an exploration of the controversial topic of strip clubs. The body of work represents the overlooked beauty of the space inhabited by strippers. In focussing on the composition of the club, it is possible to view this space as an elegant environment, as opposed to the seedy establishment labeled to it. By photographing this space architecturally, the initial connotations of a Gentlemans Club are not apparent, instantly questioning whether it is possible that these images represent the work place of a stripper. The linear and balanced construction of the imagery informs the viewer of the controlled environment presented to them, and perhaps highlights a truthful judgement, in contrast with the generic connotations already attached to them. This work is heavily associated with the theme of spectatorship, as every individual who enters this space is inﬂuenced by the visual stimulation available. The imagery of seating highlights the theme of voyeurism with the absence of a portrait. Similarly this is portrayed in the photographing of the main attraction, the stage. Although there is no human presence, the imagery portrays the space as if there were. The human absence leaves the viewer to look upon the space with an open mind, forming their own discourse and judgement.
Chloe Barnes • Amber Bristow • Danielle Cook • Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi • Molly Eyre • Laura Fazackerley • Rachel Gatt • Tyran Hawthorn • Courtney Husselmann • Chloe Jones • George Newing • Megan Pates • Dainius Sciuka • Katie Slocombe • Kat Springate • Sam Thirgood •