LA Weekly features images from Scot Sothern’s new eBook An American Lowlife. Originally published in the U.K., Sothern’s photographs reveal the gritty netherworld of prostitution in the U.S. His uncensored work comes from first-hand experiences, as he participated in this bleak society for nearly a decade. Sothern pairs the exposing photographs with shocking stories of his encounters, conveying the fear and desperation in these women’s realities.
“I pulled Rhonda close. Her skin was soft and cool. She said, ‘You know how sometimes no matter how hard you try, nothing ever feels good?'”
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An American Lowlife
by Scot Sothern