The brothels in this project are located in Frankfurt, in old hotels outside the main station, and are generally run by German biker gangs, prostitution is legal in Germany.
White’s interest in these particular spaces, come about, in part because of the fact that these rooms where rented individually and the occupants had a certain autonomy over the look and feel of the rooms, this led to interesting forms of self expression, and these expressions where so vivid and enticing, he wanted to document all of them – please see the link for the full project- http://jasperwhite.co.uk/Work/brothels/1
The spaces contain ideas of sexual fantasy, the rooms take on a stage like appearance, vividly dressed to look like teenage girls room, exotic jungle scenes, Arabian tents, colourful graphic creations, to inform and sell stereotyped ideas of sexual fantasy, almost a teenagers idea of sexuality, in a way naive, this add’s to its charm and intrigue.The rooms say as much about the charters of the prostitutes as they do about the men of visit them, an unspoken truth, in a staged room.
About Jasper White
White is an artist, photographer, observer and story teller. Based in London, in the wilds of Hackney, London, UK. White started at Art school with an interest in fashion, looking at the idea of clothing as statements on intent and standing in society, from this he grow a curiosity for recently inhabited spaces, the energy and humour in the perception of this, intrigued and excited him, the rush of feeling the first to be invited to share an intimate space or to see something unseen to others in the everyday.
His projects through the years have looked at numerous objects and spaces, some we have more relationship with then overs, but the theme remains the same, always coming back to character and identity, interestingly when looking across this large body of the work you see the connections and the humour, the insights are playful and sometimes arresting. His photography looks at the idea of identity and the messages we leave, like bread crumbs, the personal and intimate spaces we inhabit, change and mould around us for comfort and utility, the clues we leave within them and the impression we want to leave others.
White’s work has bridged the gap between art & commerce and his successfully collaborated with global brands across the world, he’s helped them develop projects and ideas, it’s a challenge he enjoys. White’s images are in the Getty Gallery collection and he’s held numerous exhibitions in UK and USA, and after representations with over galleries, he decided to setup Art Creed gallery https://www.artcreed.co.uk/ based in New York. [Official Website]