GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS
Girls Girls Girls takes us for a sneak peek inside Atlanta’s legendary strip club, the Clermont Lounge, where there is a strict no cameras policy.
Blondie, Cassie, Chandra, Barbie…these women are the true stars of the club and they have allowed the camera to capture them in their essence. The Clermont Lounge and its David Lynch-esque ambiance have remained unchanged for the past fifty years. Among the throngs of people who flock to its doors, the club has seen big names in entertainment in its audience (Jennifer Lawrence, Bill Murray, Robert de Niro, Morgan Freeman, Lady Gaga…).
I could have paid homage to the Lounge’s past by naming this exhibition “Gorgeous”, “Beautiful”, or “Exciting”.... These are the names of the shows that the club ran in the 1960’s when it was still called the Anchorage. I decided, however, that it should be called “GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS” because this exhibition is all about the girls who make the club possible.
These women, who range in age from 25 to 70, are the heart and soul of the club. They were photographed solely using the light emanating inside the club (jukebox, lighted beer signs, neon lights…). I was fortunate to establish a trusting relationship and friendship with the women, letting their beauty and personality be captured without any false modesty.
Girls Girls Girls celebrates these women’s unique bodies: voluptuous, laughing, wrinkled, and beautiful.
All images in the series "Girls Girls Girls" are available for sale as a signed and numbered fine-art print. Please contact me for pricing and availability.