Ukrainian artist Sergey Melnitchenko moved to Hong Kong in 2015, where he started off as a model and a dancer. But soon this line of work lead him to a job in one of the city’s nightclubs, which not only turned him into a photographer but also showed him the world he didn’t know exists.


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“Transvestites, girls bathing in tubs of beer, drunk actors and even more drunk visitors. All of this [is the] club, the club where I’m working,” that’s the introduction Sergey gives to his photo series ‘Behind The Scenes,’ which he made during a four-month employment in an unnamed Chinese underground club.

“[It] is more like a huge bar with a stage, because no one of the visitors is dancing here,” explains Sergey, who’s photo series is all about “the invisible side of the club, the atmosphere,” and the look into the backstage, where “there is more burlesque than on the stage.” He continues to add: “The concentration of sexual fluids is more powerful than oxygen. There’s no falsehood – it’s not a scene, it’s their everyday life, our life, or rather mine.”

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John Doe 2 months ago

Wow! I want to know the story behind this photograph.

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Kara 2 months ago

She looks like she would rather be anywhere else.The pain that is written all over her face is heartbreaking.

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Nguyen Kien 2 months ago

the straight line is also part of cupping, create when coin or spoon was create pressure to the side. I have this most of time when a kid. especially when got a cold. It work very well. Once time i got sick for whole day and no medicine work fast enough but 15 minute is all it need for me to run around again. It not for every illness but it work very well for the right one.

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John Doe 2 months ago

Split. This image is disturbing on so many levels.

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Kara 2 months ago

This reminds me of that dance group, but I know that these women don't wear a mast for the purpose of entertainment.

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Allana Rose 2 months ago

Check out the back ground. Does this look like a safe place to be? It looks disgusting to me. Like a place where you might pick up a nasty disease!

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Suzanne Wilson 2 months ago

why two pairs of underwear?

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Isabel Tamayo 2 months ago

How I wish there are more info :(

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beargrylls420 2 months ago

Tf are you both talking about (in the comments)

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