In this beautifully designed volume, Jenny Gage and Tom Betterton present an intimate account of a year-long exploration of three women in various states of nude and undress. The resulting body of work is a subtly provocative and sensual diary built of richly textured and evocative photographs, all made in and around the couples Brooklyn home. Gage and Betterton are artists constantly fascinated by the fine line between documentary and artifice, and here they employ their signature narrative style to craft an achingly honest and thrillingly intimate body of portraits. Upstairs, Downstairs & Outside is a rare body of work that plays on our intense and endless fascination with the female form while at the same time delivering a deep and humanist connection and a collaboration between artist and subject.
Jenny Gage and Tom Betterton have been a couple and collaborators since they first met. They have produced fine art and fashion images that have shown in museums, galleries and magazines throughout the world.