RED LIGHT SANCTUARY
Photo Essay in collaboration with Drag Queens United
Featured at ‘Extravagant’ by BNO and IMG LAB at the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam January 2017, 


‘Extravagant’ presented bt BNO and IMG LAB:
https://thursdaynight.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/activiteiten/extravagant

“Dutch Design is usually not synonymous with excessive extravagances. But a bit exaggerated and a bit strange is actually pretty tasty”.

This series of photographs are Darren’s first glimpses of the Amsterdam LGBT community and through that red light sanctuary, they intensify that position of a voyeur, as an outsider looking in. The women  photographed represent a full spectrum of experiences and personalities, from those that have dressed in drag for the first time, to the seasoned club veterans.



© 2019 Darren Smith