All photos by Vee Speers. From Bordello, 2005.
“From my window I can see the girls waiting downstairs in the doorways, and it has always fascinated me how these women display their bodies up and down the street like gaudy trinkets in a second-hand shop.
Although I created my own interpretation from historical references and old images, I primarily wanted to use the idea as a gateway to something more profound.
The art of seduction fascinates me. I love the game — you can dress yourself up and act out a role, and that sets you free to create your own stories, your own mysteries. And it gives you power. I tried to capture all that when I photographed these women, none of whom are models, as such."