The Life Of A Sex Worker

Mexico City-based photographer Alicia Vera’s series ‘Eden’ is an intimate look at the life of a 21-year-old sex worker in San Francisco. The photographer originally started her series to explore women’s rights and sexual identity, but it became a documentation of one woman’s experiences. Read more directly from the source.

The Life Of A Sex Worker
Eden sits with her childhood dolls in her old room in Lancaster, VA.

The Life Of A Sex Worker
After Eden services a customer, she takes off her wig to return to her ‘real’ self.

The Life Of A Sex Worker
Now residing in an apartment with friends in San Francisco, CA, Eden tries on stripper clothes she just purchased.

The Life Of A Sex Worker
Eden cries while talking to her mom about her work as a prostitute. It was the first time they discussed her profession at length.

The Life Of A Sex Worker
Eden and a customer have sex in her hotel room.

The Life Of A Sex Worker
Because of Eden’s unconventional work schedule, she takes frequent naps throughout the day in order to get rest. Her cell phone is always within arm’s reach so she doesn’t miss a customer’s call.

The Life Of A Sex Worker
Eden counts the money she has made in the past 4 days. Due to the manner in which the money was obtained, she is unable to deposit it into the bank and is forced to carry it around with her.

The Life Of A Sex Worker
Eden lays on the rooftop of her mother’s home to reflect on old times in Lancaster, VA and contemplate the possibility of going to jail.