Artist statement: Modern cinema, television and music videos present us with a myriad of references to stripping; often unrelated or unimportant to the context in which the reference is given.
Unconsciously laden with these clichés about stripping, I began photographing annually at a strip club in Adelaide in 2014. The photographs in this continuing body of work reveal not only glamour, objectification and eroticism, they search for something more intimate; a composition of stories that sensitively show a narrative. The photographs in this series are akin to a journal of coexistence and dialogue with one stripper over a 12-hour period, seeking to break free of given narratives and clichés. It is part of a series of similar interactions that transgress the photographer’s place as an impervious observer.