troublesome ’14

The New York Times sent me to some strip clubs in midtown over the weekend to produce some visuals for a story about prep along Super Bowl Boulevard on Sixth Ave and tangentially, about the uptick in sex work around major sporting events. The Times ended up scrapping the feature in favor of a less figurative hard news piece about the prostitution bust in the city a few days ago, but I got some nice looking frames out of it and I was paid to hang with strippers for a few hours. Making good pictures in a strip club while under strict no faces/no nipples rules was hard, but big ups to everyone at Rick’s Cabaret and Vivid, who were nothing but kind to me.

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The main stage at Rick’s
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The second floor VIP at Vivid
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One of the private rooms on the third floor of Rick’s
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The main stage at Rick’s
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Vivid’s main floor
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