© 2019 Matt Spike


Laverie is a series of three images shot in a public launderette in Paris.  We looked around for an empty (or nearly empty) launderette and found one quite close to Jourdain Metro station. Then we let rip with a series of ridiculous scenarios. On returning to London and seeing the images laid out in front of me, I devised a story - or perhaps more a bad joke - about a slave who tried to machine wash his master's leather uniform - only to end up being angrily machine washed himself. An element of the series was exhibited at Darklands in 2018, and then used as a front cover for the Paris fetish journal, Qweek.