Project Detail: Nothing ventured nothing gained


Reportage and Documentary 2019




Anastasia Evsinekina


Project Info

Nothing ventured nothing gained

Russian society expresses an ambiguous attitude to striptease. People react in different ways - from admiring the courage to propositioning and insulting.

Ruslan and Lena are striptease dancers in one of the nightclubs in Smolensk. They have been dancing for about 10 years, 7 of which they are married. Their working day starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 a.m. After the shift, they come home, have dinner, make a meal for the next day to take away. Often happens that they should be at work in the fitness-club by 10 a.m. As fitness instructors they run personal training sessions, in their spare moments, they are engaged in bodybuilding activities. Besides Lena has a side job working as a hairstylist. Owing to the enormous schedule they can have a rest only being on vacation. "One should nimble as a squirrel to earn one's daily bread!" - says Lena. They are planning to have a baby in the future.