Sarah Goad is a Level 6 BA (Hons) Commercial Photography student at Arts University Bournemouth, who created this fascinating documentary project about one of the last Swinging clubs on the South Coast.
Paradise Found is a documentary project exploring the swinging community of Bournemouth that meet at the Paradise Health Spa. Paradise offers a safe, fun and relaxing place for Swingers to meet, and it is one of the few Swinging clubs left in the South. The project explores the day to day goings of the club and the people that visit and meet there. It shows the scene in an open and honest way, opposing the traditional misconceptions that shroud the scene.
Society can often have an immature and narrow minded view on alternative sexualities and sexual lives, the idea of this project was to open up a very private scene to the viewer, that their initials views on were shadowed by myth and media spins. The photographic work also has an accompanying text piece of interviews conducted with both couples and singles that explores the questions that many have on the scene.
Check out Sarah’s website (including the rest of her project) here: www.sarahgoad.co.uk
Sarah has been featured in Issue 02 of BUMF magazine, grab your copy to read about Sarah and other AUB students’ work.