- Photographer Marc McAndrews spent five years working on a series of photographs that doucmented the little known world of legal prostitution in Nevada. He shot pictures of the inside of brothels. Photo: EFE
- Marc discovered that the life inside brothels was much different than he originally thought: "I expected to find large quantities of alcohol, drugs and not rules or regulations. Like most people, my only idea of prostitutoin was what I had seen in the movies," he told the website elmolino.com. Photo: marcmcandrews.com
- "Instead, it was a very structured existence. There weren't pimps, the women were independent contractors who were free to make their own decisions," he said. Photo: marcmcandrews.com
- Regarding the types of brothels in Nevada, McAndrews said: "In the rural brothels the clientele are mostly locals, truck drivers, minors and travelers Photo: EFE
- And he added: "the rural brothels give more homey feeling with wood paneling and low couches." Photo: marcmcandrews.com
- A client at the Bunny Bar enjoys a cigar surrounded by 11 sex workers. Photo: EFE
- "In the urban brothels most of the clientele are professionals, tourists and individuals who have gone to see a particular woman or porn actresses who also work there", assured McAndrews. Photo: marcmcandrews.com
- Marc does not see a downside to legalizing prostitution: "A positive aspect of legalized prostitution is the reduction of potential for abuse. Not too long ago there was a case where a brothel was using sex workers brought illegally from Asia through Portland. The web was discovered through weekly medical exams that are required." Photo: EFE
The schedules and system of "turns" at a brothel.
- Despite the intent of prohibiting prostitution, Marc considers that "keeping it illegal does not reduce the supply or demand of six. The criminalization the secrecy of industry and keeps it outside of legal protections, opening the door for victims of oppression." Photo: EFE
- The photograph shows the "Menu of pleasure for the sinner" and puts a value on different services. You can see the ample services offered and their prices. Photo: EFE
- McAndrews reveals an interesting detail about the sex industry: "Since1986, when medical exams and records of results have been kept, there has never been a single case of HIV recorded, which makes it the safest sex market in the world." Photo: EFE
Photographer Marc McAndrews spent five years working on a series of photographs that doucmented the little known world of legal prostitution in Nevada. He shot pictures of the inside of brothels.