• Tokyo Hotel Story, Japan

    Spending several months in the Alpha Inn, one of the largest S&M “love hotels” in Japan, Daoust photographed 39 dominatrix’ in their private rooms. Lifting the curtain on this illusive fantasy world, Daoust was fortunate to gain access to photograph the Hotel and the girls that offer their unique services to an elite clientele. The result is a series of portraits that delve beyond taboos unveiling a universal human desire to escape reality, creating alternate worlds that oscillate between fantasy, truth and perversion.