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2001 yılında öğrenciyken temizlikçi olarak çalıştığı porno stüdyolarını boşken fotoğraflamaya başlayan Jo Broughton, bugün bizleri muhtemelen hiçbir zaman olamayacağımız bir dünyaya götürüyor.

“This studio has been the only home I have ever known—a place of safety, sanctuary, warmth and most importantly acceptance. At times I struggled with what went on in the space, about the objectification of women… I hid my association with the porn industry like a guilty secret but without it I may not have been able to realise my ambitions. To this day I cannot say I am comfortable with the porn industry, but I do now realise that there are two sides to every coin, light and dark.

My work always contains a documentary element. It has to be real porn sets, real Virgins, real Ex-Boyfriends, Girlfriends… As a cleaner I saw the sets in the cold light of day and picking up and cleaning the mess was a bit like being in a crime scene. Dealing with the inevitable bodily fluids made me feel my own humanity and then the vunerability of the models who had performed for the camera that day. In the end, though, I was learning my craft, trying to understand light and how to photograph really well.”

Jo Broughton