Courtesy of Marc McAndrews
Before traveling to Nevada, photographer Marc McAndrews had never been to a strip club, let alone a brothel. Now, he's been to every single one in the state.
Over the course of five years, McAndrews made regular trips to Nevada's legal brothels, staying anywhere from a week to a month each time.
He stayed in bedrooms in the houses, shared a bathroom with the sex workers, and saw the world that no one — except those who work at the brothels — see.
McAndrews shared some photos from his trips inside the brothels with us in 2014 (you can see more photos and amazing stories in his book, "Nevada Rose").
When McAndrews began shooting the brothels, he expected them to be seedy and filled with drugs, he told Business Insider. What he found was something completely different.Courtesy of Marc McAndrews
He started by visiting Moonlite Bunny Ranch, made famous by HBO's "Cathouse" series. When he asked about photographing, the women thought he was just a nervous customer. He was turned down.Courtesy of Marc McAndrews
After being turned down by brothels near Carson City, one of the prostitutes recommended he try a small town like Elko or Ely, where proprietors might be more friendly.Courtesy of Marc McAndrews
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