Look out, nightlife photographers, there's a new girl in town and she's taking the clubs, or at least their restrooms, by storm. British photographer Zoe Buckman's new show "Loos" (at Milk Gallery through June 9) creatively captures bacchanalian bathroom culture by recreating scenes the artist overheard while working as a cocktail waitress in London nightclubs. Buckman's images, often paired with funny captions, celebrate a spectrum of emotions and show the contrast between the private self and the public persona one assumes within the often cramped and mirrored walls of the loo. Last night's opening garnered a rather impressive guest list including Zach Braff, John Krasinski, Amanda Lepore, and David Schwimmer, Buckman's fiancee. The ever-charming Ladyfag, who artfully posed for a portrait captioned "she broke my fucking heart, that's what she did," also stopped by for a drink. On working with Buckman, Ms. Fag said "she was fabulous... this is testament to how sweet she is. This is her show, and she can do whatever she wants, but she actually wrote me first and asked if it was okay that she wrote that. I was like, you're going beyond the call of duty."
We caught up later in the night with Buckman for a one-on-one about her New York debut.
Did you face any problems working in such a cramped space like a bathroom?