JULIE COOK takes you into the interior world of Las Vegas striptease. With the lights up and empty of people the photographs allow you to engage with a varied and often surprising architecture. They also invite your own fantasies of what might take place when the lights are down and the venues come alive. The work represents over six years of work on this subject.
The book includes an essay by architect and writer Paul Davies.
JULIE COOK is a Lecturer on Photography at the University of East London. Other publications include ‘Baby Oil and Ice, Striptease in East London’ (Do-Not Press 2002), ‘Zeropolis, The Experience of Las Vegas (Reaktion 2003), the Las Vegas Diaries (Back in Black Publishing 2005). The work continues Julie Cook’s interest in sexuality and voyeurism and our desire for fantasy and escape in western culture.