This week I published New York artist Steven Hirsch’s mesmerizing photographs of alien abductees on Flavorwire. As I wrote, they’re eerily beautiful, and the stories that Hirsch was able to inspire his subjects to share really complete the pictures — as one of the accounts by HBO’s Cathouse star and Bunny Ranch prostitute Cami Parker proves:
“In my dreams I see strange men. You know I want to say men but they looked almost sexless, like not necessarily men but just beings, creatures that were poking me, examining me, almost like when I got my boobs done. They were looking at me, searching me and exploring me and it was very strange and honestly quite disturbing, but I felt like they had a higher knowledge of myself then I even had on my own.”
Hirsch shared another great photo series with me that he captured in Crystal, Nevada. The Cherry Patch Ranch is an abandoned brothel and apparently haunted — perhaps by the 1970s if the decor is any indication. A Google search shows that infamous Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss was going to be the “madam hostess” of Cherry Patch several years ago.
Click the images in the gallery to enlarge, and then visit Hirsch’s other great work over here.