The Internet has a fair selection of vintage images of strippers and burlesque dancers from the nineteen-forties, the fifties, sixties, seventies, and so on. Many are strangely orphaned like most of the kazillions of images out there. Just think, every day there are more images merely uploaded than all of the pictures produced during the 19th century. Most of these pictures drift unanchored to any connecting narrative. This shadow becomes more and more independent until it is the dominant figure and its original creator, the man himself, becomes utterly subservient. Old photographs are like that.
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Make social videos in an instant: use custom templates to tell the right story for your business. As I stood on the bar to get good angles, the girls crowded around the bar tried to yank my tracksuit pants down; Misha, my Russian sound recordist had to stop them. Then when I jumped down into the bar area, I hit my knee on a bar tap and boy was that painful. At 10pm the guys are let in to feast on the drunken female clientele. Some were high on 'E' too. This was shot when the Duck was in its heyday. The owner, flamboyant Canadian Doug Steele, was forced out and it now continues in a watered-down form I believe.
Nicole Meyer. Mikalina Torre. Ariadna Majewska. Silvia Caruso. Aleksandr Mavrin photography.
We spoke with a young woman who once worked in a Berlin strip club. She spoke to us about the challenges of stripping and explained what it is exactly that she likes so much about her job. The following are excerpts from our interview, which speak to her experience working in Germany, where prostitution is legal.