Mustang: Nevada’s first legal brothel in Norman Mauskopf’s photo project

Mustang: Nevada's first legal brothel in Norman Mauskopf's photo project

Norman Mauskopf invites the viewer to take a look at Mustang, the legendary brothel in Nevada that became legal in 1971. Documenting a hot spot in the 1987-90s, the photographer took a series of portraits of “girls” in their rooms and captured several visitors. Norman Mauskopf was born in 1949 in Brooklyn. Along with teaching at the College of Design Art Center in Pasadena and numerous photography workshops, he has worked on assignments for magazines such as Wired, Islands, Travel and Leisure, Outside Magazine, and Rolling Stone. The photographer now resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Summing up his 35-year career, it is worth noting several award-winning books, including the Mustang. Below are works from this rare edition.

Blond girl at a jukebox, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf
Blond girl at a jukebox, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf

Sable, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf
Sable, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf

David, 1992. Author Norman Mauskopf
David, 1992. Author Norman Mauskopf

John, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf
John, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf

Joe, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf
Joe, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf

Brenda, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf
Brenda, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf

Angie, 1987. Written by Norman Mauskopf
Angie, 1987. Written by Norman Mauskopf

Whitney and Crystal, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf
Whitney and Crystal, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf

Stormy, 1988. Author Norman Mauskopf
Stormy, 1988. Author Norman Mauskopf

CC, 1989. Written by Norman Mauskopf
CC, 1989. Written by Norman Mauskopf

Pixie, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf
Pixie, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf

Mandy, 1987. Written by Norman Mauskopf
Mandy, 1987. Written by Norman Mauskopf

Monica, 1987. Author Norman Mauskopf
Monica, 1987. Author Norman Mauskopf

Amber, 1988. Author Norman Mauskopf
Amber, 1988. Author Norman Mauskopf

Daniel, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf
Daniel, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf

Julie, 1987. Author Norman Mauskopf
Julie, 1987. Author Norman Mauskopf

Liz, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf
Liz, 1989. Author Norman Mauskopf

Jamie, 1989. Written by Norman Mauskopf
Jamie, 1989. Written by Norman Mauskopf

Candy, 1990. Written by Norman Mauskopf
Candy, 1990. Written by Norman Mauskopf