From a suburb near you comes Suburban Fetish, a behind the scenes look at suburban Melbourne's backyard desires, exploring practices of fetishism, sadomasochism, bondage and discipline. This work is the result of a documentary project that began in 1995. Nicholson and Johnston met with their subjects a number of times in order to establish trusting working relationships. The fetish practices on display are firmly situated within a context of the domestic and the everyday. Subjects are photographed in their living rooms, bedrooms and back lawns. The colour portraits are accompanied by text panels, providing yet another point of entry into these perhaps not so different lives.
Previously featured at Fotofeis 97, Scotland.
Presented at CCP with the assistance of the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.
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Seven nights after dark