Staged Interiors

Staged Interiors peers inside the private rooms of online peep shows. Captured through the internet, these are momentary snapshots inside the real-time world of the female webcam model. Known as “camgirls”, they  perform adult entertainment and streamed on a live broadcast. These images are focused on their absence from scene. Through their temporarily deserted interiors, the spaces are stages of both imminence and expectation, public and private, positioning the viewer in the role of the modern day ‘peeping tom’. 

We are living in a post-privacy time. A period where social networks in a sense acts on meeting strangers. Not only can we interact with them anonymously, we can pay, confide, photograph and fulfil our most intimate desires without leaving the comfort of our own home. In turn, the worker can come and go as they please. 

Accessing our pleasures through the click of a button are all but one part of the social schemes of today - a time that has long since undergone a structural transformation of the public terrain. A transformation that allows us to enter other people’s homes unidentified. This represents a break from the traditional formulation of the adult industry, and present us with a different kind of intimacy: one beyond the flesh. It is possibly photography’s voyeuristic nature that further brings a marriage between the role of performer and voyeur; between those who see and those who want to be seen.

edition of 5 + 2AP

18.5 x 14 cm + 24.5 x 14 cm (widescreen)

Pigment Print