This illuminating photographic series by Christopher Sturman depicts the NYC strip club scene with the lights turned on. This deconstructs the common association of exotic dance joints with dimly lit and often sleazy atmospheres. The eye opening shots show not only the main stage with brass pole included, but other seating areas and private lounges.
'NYC Strip' looks at a variety of NYC strip clubs where men are known to engage in their carnal desires by turning a lusty locale to a more depressing and grubby place. The stiletto-scratched wooden floors become visible as do the well-worn fabric of the chairs and furnishings in the audience.
Sturman manages to convey a sense of being there amongst the debauchery and despair with these stunning shots.
Christopher Sturman Shoots NYC Stip Clubs in the Morning Light
1. Day-lit Experience - Opportunities for strip clubs and other establishments to offer a unique experience by showcasing their venues during daytime hours.
2. Deconstructing Perception - Opportunities to challenge and change common stereotypes and biases associated with certain businesses or industries through alternative depictions.
3. Exposure and Authenticity - Opportunities to provide customers with a more transparent and authentic experience by showcasing behind-the-scenes aspects of businesses models and operations.
1. Strip Clubs - Strip clubs can invest in enhancing the unique experience by offering day-lit opportunities, showcasing behind-the-scenes operations, and changing stereotypes associated with strip clubs.
2. Entertainment - Other entertainment industries such as nightclubs and theaters can also invest in day-lit experiences to showcase their venues and highlight authenticity.
3. Photography - Photographers can create unique projects that challenge common stereotypes associated with certain industries by capturing authentic behind-the-scenes shots.