Michael Buitron

XXX Adult Movies (detail), 2008

Pussycat Theater (detail), 2008

Front Door Theater (detail), 2008

Basic Plumbing (detail), 2008

Le Sex Shoppe #8 (detail), 2008

Pinhole images are taken at the sites of former commercial sex establishments, either shut down or pushed out by the cities. Some places have been razed and redeveloped, others are shuttered or gentrified. Like an iris fade in cinema, the circular photographs document these vanishing hedonistic sites. While the images portray mundane spaces like parking lots, the titles of each piece pay tribute to the commercial sex establishments that have disappeared.