Nathalie Daoust, 1977, Canada, concentrates in her photographic work on unveiling the secrets hidden beneath the apparent stability of life. Daoust first got recognized in 1997 with her project New York Hotel Story which was published as a book. Since then she traveled the world to Japan, Brazil and Switzerland amongst other places to create conceptual projects. In her series Tokyo Hotel Story she explores female sexuality and subversion of gender stereotypes. She spend several months in one of the biggest S&M ‘love hotels’ in order to show the “universal desire to escape reality and create fantasy worlds that often oscillate between dream, reality and perversion.” The following images come from the series Tokyo Hotel Story, Frozen in Time, Switzerland and Entre Quatre Murs, Berlin.
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