photographs by Vicky Wetherill
Photographed in the red light districts of Paris, Vicky Wetherill's first book Peep Show captures the very essence of the peep show its titillation, its voyeurism, its secretive nature. This is a world of shadows of life on the margins revealed through glimpses that are both provocative and symbolic. Voluptuously curtained neon-lit doorways, with their strategic gaps and seductive folds, become symbolic of the sex act. Footprints, shadows and patches of light provide further visual clues as even the clientele become half-seen, anonymous markers of this voyeuristic process.
Vicky Wetherill’s work has featured widely in magazines including The Face, Dazed and Confused, The Independent, Nova (France), The Sunday Times and The Big Issue, and has been exhibited in several London Galleries.