Show girl, Houston TX, USA 1984

As a young photographer in the 1980’s I had the belief you had to become what you want to photograph, so I started working as a waitress in different striptease bars hoping to make photo’s. That didn’t work because I could not get close to the women I really wanted to portray, the dancers themselves. To make a long story short I worked as a dancer for a few months in a rather seedy bar during the lunch shift where I befriended and talked to other young women who allowed me to make photo’s. As an artist I was also deeply inspired by George Orwell’s book ‘Down and out in Paris and London’.