Sex Shops

When I moved to Wisconsin in 2014 I took photographs to help develop an intimacy with the area. During this exploration I felt a strong emotional resonance with small, roadside sex shops. When I found them they appeared beautifully out of place, tucked away behind gas stations and truck stops. I empathized with their otherness amid the sanitized surface of the surrounding small towns. Instead of representing these spaces as urban eyesores, I wanted to photograph them as delicate symbols of proud deviance. The ongoing series Sex Shops attempts to highlight this peculiar emotional connection to these otherwise mundane and ubiquitous architectural forms.

  • Year: 2014 – ongoing
  • Size: 20″ x 24″
  • Materials: inkjet prints