Disability Awareness Day is on 10th July but the store which was voted Most Innovative Retailer at the 2011 ETO Adult Industry Awards is celebrating otherness for the whole month of July. A photographic body of work titled ‘Bodies of Difference’ by Ashley Savage will be exhibited in the downstairs gallery at the Portobello Road branch of Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium from the 1st to the 31st of July. There is no charge for admittance but, as with the store, men must be accompanied by a woman when visiting the exhibition.
Ashley Savage commented: “The ‘Bodies Of Difference’ series is an ongoing body of work, a celebration of otherness, aiming to document bodies deemed as atypical, and in doing so, explore and challenge perceptions of disability and sexuality. As a trained counsellor, I am especially interested in the therapeutic application of photography in order to address issues of self esteem and body image.”
Ashley Savage is currently looking for funding or sponsorship to facilitate the continuation of this project and can be contacted via www.savageskin.co.uk