Empty Porn Sets by Jo Broughton

Jo Broughton grew up in Essex and started making these images in 2001, whilst at the Royal College of Art, funding the work and her education by employment as a cleaner at the porn studio. These photographs present playgrounds of cheapish fantasy, at first they have the appearance of a show-home in questionable taste, but if you look again you’ll see the clues: a bottle of lubricant, a dildo, lights at the edge of the frame, glimpses of the studio beyond.

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. (Source)

An exhibition of works made 1995–2007

More about Jo on: Website

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Still can't tell exactly my origins because of my Chinese eyes. Hate fish roe. From the bottom of my heart.

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