Last week at the New York Art Book Fair, a collection of previously unpublished photographs, taken in a strip club in New York in 1976, was presented by the French publishers Manon Lutanie and Raphaele Godin.
At Absinthe, there are no nets, no safety cables and certainly no face protectors, either for performers or audience. Not that a plastic safety mask would be much use against a girl in roller-skates ploughing into your face at 100 miles an hour.
It's important to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to the sex industry. Where I had previously seen it as a black-and-white issue, I began to see shades of gray: all sex work is not the same.