Monday, May 29, 2017

Chai








Chai, Autumn 2017
I ran into Chai in a club at 6am as it was closing up, we had met a house party in Sydney a year prior before he moved to Melbourne. He was living temporarily in Fitzroy in a cheap room he had found on Gumtree, and it turned out to be a spare room in a Thai massage parlour which provided happy endings. The shop was open every day from 10am, one of the walls in Chai's room was floor to ceiling glass, blacked out but only in the middle, and you could see the customers shoes as they walked down the hallway past his room. The workers were shy and didn't question our impromptu photo shoot in their workplace.

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